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Posted on May 15, 2013 | Permalink

Lots of Female Snakeheads

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

On Thursday the 9th of May I went bowfishing on the Potomac River for Snakeheads. This time out I saw tons of Snakeheads and they seemed to be spawning. I killed 7 of them. Most were full of eggs but a couple looked like they had just dropped their eggs. I have a question for DNR. Do you find male Snakehead fish with white sperm sacks in them like other fish have when you clean them? I have killed plenty and never seem to find any males, in fact they always seem to be full of eggs.

DNR Response: There are definitely males with testis that produce sperm. The sperm or milt is likely whitish. I know it is difficult to find the testis in a male. Because eggs are more obvious to the naked eye, it's easier to identify a female sometimes.

Tags: Northern Snakehead