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Yes, we are all bass anglers at heart. I been running into them in my waters, not gonna lie between them and the pickerel they can even out a boring day when the bass aren’t  biting. Anybody catching them this early in the year? A lot around me on the eastern shore of md are and I’m about to take some buzzbaits and go out (hopefully catch bass as well)

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Recently hooked into one while targeting bass with a chatterbait, didn't end up catching any bass in that pond but the snakehead made it worth it.

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Hooked a nice one this weekend.  They hit like a freight train and put up a great fight.  I admit, though, that they generally disappoint me.  I've gotten to the point now where I can tell with a high degree of certainty what I've hooked, so at least now I can get the disappointment out of the way early in the fight....but I still prefer bass.

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48 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

Hooked a nice one this weekend.  They hot like a freight train and put up a great fight.  I admit, though, that they generally disappoint me.  I've gotten to the point now where I can tell with a high degree of certainty what I've hooked, so at least now I can get the disappointment out of the way early in the fight....but I still prefer bass.

It is disappointing when your looking for a bass, but the fight makes up for not having caught a thing on that cast. What waters (state) you in?

@JFlynn97 they for sure make up for it. Been fishing were they’re not as prevalent and haven’t got bit yet. Can’t keep pickerel out of the way for bass or even snakehead

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I was in Aquia Creek.  It seemed that maybe a quarter of all the fishermen I ran into the last two days were targeting snakeheads.   

IDK....sometimes it feels like they get in the way....the fight, the landing, the release ....just feels like it steals time from bass fishing.

The catfish yesterday was even worse....was a monster that dragged me upriver quite a ways....lots of time lost is how I look at it

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Got 3 so far, it will get better and better over the next few days.

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1 hour ago, Choporoz said:

I was in Aquia Creek.  It seemed that maybe a quarter of all the fishermen I ran into the last two days were targeting snakeheads.   

IDK....sometimes it feels like they get in the way....the fight, the landing, the release ....just feels like it steals time from bass fishing.

The catfish yesterday was even worse....was a monster that dragged me upriver quite a ways....lots of time lost is how I look at it

Very true, I hooked a carp one day and 32 minutes later I finally was done and back to bass fishing. If I’m in a big bass are, I agree anything is a waste of what I could truly be accomplishing. A lot of people especially my way have pretty much turned into snakehead fanatics it’s insane

Hope it gets better,  when I’m after em that blow up or first slam on anything else is pretty hard to beat

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Hit up a spot Saturday, to try and catch some bass, that I'd been to the last two years and figured there were snakehead in there but wasn't sure. Finally, I saw several that day hovering in shallow stained water. They didn't want anything I was throwing at them, and my drive for catching bass diminished to the backseat of catching a SH. I've caught too many of good size(and enjoyed them on the grill; best tasting freshwater fish I've had) and their fight is like none other on lighter tackle. They didn't want what I was throwing, but I eventually caught my new PB bass. Those snakes always get me really excited.9965109_20190406_175205(1).thumb.jpg.f8180a832007b8a6889e2813cc9145e3.jpg

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If I caught my pb I would care less about hooking a sh lol, congrats on that. Everyone says they are so good to eat, gonna try one this year. I’ve been in blackwater and seen countless of them swirling, only went once and caught 4 on spinnerbaits. Now I live close so probably gonna get addicted

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I would love to catch a snakehead. My plan is to target them one day this year. 

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3 minutes ago, microotter said:

I would love to catch a snakehead. My plan is to target them one day this year. 

They’re a blast. Honestly when they hit, it’s unlike any freshwater fish I’ve personally caught. They will bend out spinnerbaits quick

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Snakehead are a big bucket list fish for me. They just look super cool and I've heard the fight is amazing.

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If you don't have anything to add to the OP's questions, keep it to yourself instead of derailing his post. 

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55 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

If you don't have anything to add to the OP's questions, keep it to yourself instead of derailing his post. 

Egads, talk about derailing a post.

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1 minute ago, gnappi said:

Egads, talk about derailing a post.

Yes, when someone asks about catching a fish, and folks from a completely different region start bickering about whether a completely different fish should be kept or released when caught, that's pretty effectively derailing a thread, especially when it's getting down to name calling and borderline everyone getting warnings to play nice. 

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Well, nobody can just move on. Instead, they must invoke the grade school playground rules of "last one to say something" (posts removed).

 

So I closed this thread.  Got a problem with it?  Bring it up with me via a PM. Otherwise, move on like the rest of us adults.

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