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Posted on February 21, 2013 | Permalink

When Can I Catch a Snakehead?

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Fort Washington and Indian Head

I'll be in MD until June, and I'd really like to catch a snakehead before I leave. I understand that the stretch between Fort Washington and Indian Head produces, but would anyone be kind enough to recommend a specific hot spot? I'll likely be fishing from shore but I can rent a kayak in Fort Washington. Also, do they bite year-round or do I have to wait until the spring rains?

DNR Response: Henry, this time of year snakehead are probably a little too deep and near the mouths of streams to target. They should be moving towards shallow and upstream areas beginning in March or so, depending on water temperatures. Your best opportunities in shallow waters and near the edges of streams is in the summer. Getting out on a kayak will give you the best opportunities to target grassy or stumpy areas, where they like to hang out. Read a quick report (http://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/bass/docs/Write-up_NSH.pdf) our Tidal Bass Program wrote up on snakeheads. Search through the Anglerís Log for snakehead reports, this is ultimately one of your best sources of information.

Tags: northern snakehead