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my bass fishing just keeps getting weirder and weirder! :)

 
32", 11.25 pounds
 
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Wow ,that is a big  snakehead. I hope you took it home to eat.

There is a guide service  on that water that  specializes in them.

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Wow ,that is a big  snakehead. I hope you took it home to eat.

There is a guide service  on that water that  specializes in them.

C22

 

I ate six of them last season. One of the best eating fish I have ever caught. That one from Saturday I released. I caught it early in the day and I knew the temperatures were shooting up into the eighties & was planning to fish until sunset. Just did not want to kill and let it go to waste. There are too many to completely eradicate them from the system but the bow hunters on the Tidal Potomac do a thorough job of taking out snakeheads that size.

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I ate six of them last season. One of the best eating fish I have ever caught. That one from Saturday I released. I caught it early in the day and I knew the temperatures were shooting up into the eighties & was planning to fish until sunset. Just did not want to kill and let it go to waste. There are too many to completely eradicate them from the system but the bow hunters on the Tidal Potomac do a thorough job of taking out snakeheads that size.

The law allows you to release them?

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You cannot possess them alive.

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Wow ,that is a big  snakehead. I hope you took it home to eat.

There is a guide service  on that water that  specializes in them.

C22

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The law allows you to release them?

 

Yes, as was mentioned, just no transporting one alive (likely for fear that someone could move them to another body of water), catch and immediate release is okay in Maryland and Virginia water.

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my bass fishing just keeps getting weirder and weirder! :)

 
32", 11.25 pounds

 

Nice fish. What did you catch it on?

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Nice fish. What did you catch it on?

 

A Netbait B-Bug (which is a beaver style soft plastic) in "Hardy Craw" rigged on a 1/4 ounce swimbait hook. This presentation has a forward glide to it on the descent to the bottom so I sweep it up, let it glide back down, sweep, glide, etc.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/05/20/snakehead-taste-test-can-a-fish-this-ugly-really-taste-that-good-photos/?tid=trending_strip_5

 

Interesting article in the Washington Post comparing taste to other fish.

 

Im still ticked that Charles County never gave me the stuff they promised me for winning the renaming contest!

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