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Posted on May 7, 2013 | Permalink

Bladensburg Snakehead For Dinner

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Bladensburg, MD

After reading about the Snakehead caught at the Bladensburg Marina in a previous post on the DNR page (5/2/2013) I decided to give it a try myself. I grew up in that area and spent most of childhood fishing the Anacostia and the Northwest Branch. I learned from some of the locals that Snakeheads are being caught quite often at the Marina (though not always reported). It took about an hour of casting near the edges of the docks, before I got one to bite on a 4" chartreuse Yamamoto single tail grub. The fight was excellent, and thankfully short lived since it had almost straightened my hook by the end. I took the Snakehead home and performed an amateur necropsy. In its stomach I found a partially digested fish. I also determined it was a female who had recently released her eggs. She made a good meal.

Tags: Northern Snakehead