Jump to content
jonnysmith

Snake Head Fish In Swimming Pond ( Safe Or Not)????

Recommended Posts

..Hey guys a good buddy of mine owns a big farm in central florida & he made a swimming/fishing pond in his farm its about 1 acer in size,he added bass,oscars,peacocks & cat fish 2 the pond,he asked me if he should add snake head fish to the pond for fishing purposes..my question to u guys is, do u think its safe to add (snake head fish) to his pond even tho him & his kids swim in it?...ive heard snake heads are very aggressive & have sharp teeth,..would adding them to the pond be safe for the kids & the other fish??...thank you guys ur feed back is appriciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No. They are an aggressive predator fish that will kill your other game fish. And I don't know if they will attack humans but I certainly would want to swim in a pond that had them. I would think the bass and peacocks would be plenty game in the water.

River monsters did a special on snake heads. River monsters is available on Netflix. I would watch it and see what Jeremy Wade has to say about them. Lol. Jk I would first contact your local wildlife biologists and seek their opinion and any information that they have on the fish.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty sure they are illegal to stock in any body of water in the U.S.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I believe that would be illegal. I would check first.

X2, I think it's a federal law about trafficking Snakeheads; your friend could face charges.  Please check with your states Department of Natural Resources before doing anything with Snakeheads.  Here in MD they have killed off entire ponds to eliminate the Snakeheads.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not only is it felony to transport a live snakehead, but it could have devastateing affects on the fisheries in that area. Being from the country I know that birds, cattle, deer and other animals can and will move fish species to neighboring water holes, lakes, rivers and ponds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

like others said i wouldnt do it. id also be worried about swimming in a pond in florida with the chance of gators trying to take up residence there...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the gators dont worry him to much, the pond has a protective barrier all around just 4 that,but i think the Snake head fish idea is gonna have to be removed..not only is it very ilegal, they can grown up tp 4feet long,they r aggressive and have big teeth thats like adding barracudas to your pond,in my opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't forget Snakeheads are capable of overland migration. Adding snakeheads poses a risk to any bodies of water remotely close to this pond.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what other fish do u think my friend can add to his pond,that are good for fishing and not a danger to swimmers or nature?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
what other fish do u think my friend can add to his pond,that are good for fishing and not a danger to swimmers or nature?

IMHO the best answer I can give you is to check with your states Department of Natural Resources for their advice, they may even help with access to yearling's.  Go to their web site, look for their Fisheries page, and shoot off an email to their fisheries Biologist.

 

What's a nearby town?  I'll look for a link and let you know.

 

 

EDIT:

 

Try the Fla Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at:

 

Website:

http://MyFWC.com (external link)

Address: 620 South Meridian Street

Tallahassee, FL

32399-1600 Email: email.fwc@MyFWC.com Phone:

Fax: 850-488-4676

850-488-1961

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

his farm in right on clewiston on lake okeechobee...i was wondering if u guys think that adding under water struchers, like big rocks or something to make like a cave would be beneficial to the fish? i know this works really well in salt water.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
his farm in right on clewiston on lake okeechobee...i was wondering if u guys think that adding under water struchers, like big rocks or something to make like a cave would be beneficial to the fish? i know this works really well in salt water.

Yes, anything along those lines.  I knew a landowner that got large chunks of concrete debris from a road construction site for free.

 

Is Roland Martin still down there?  If so, look him up and see if he'll offer some advice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i know roland martin was a big deal in clewiston years ago he even had a fishing school there...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i met Roland Martin and got him to autograph a cheap BPS hat for me last year at the Bass Pro Shops in Hanover, MD...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thats awesome buddy as to what i hear he is a really cool dude, 2 freinds of mine went 2 his fishing school in clewiston,fl..they told me it was pricey,but well worth it, we went out on 2 boats fishing & they whipped I disagree 100%...while i landed 1 fish they landed 3 or 4,i sure pays to educate urself..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
i met Roland Martin and got him to autograph a cheap BPS hat for me last year at the Bass Pro Shops in Hanover, MD...

I've met Roland many times here in MD, and had a chance to spend some time chatting with him at a B.A.S.S. ProAm on the Potomac.  If I recall correctly Roland is a MD born and raised guy, and easy to talk with; he's also no dummy and a good businessman.  I didn't care that much for his TV show however, it's like it really wasn't him, but that's TV for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×