The Third Annual 
​Snakehead Derby
Snakes on the Dundee III


Gunpowder Falls State Park
Dundee Creek Marina
7400 Graces Quarters Road
Middle River, MD 21220
June 8, 2024

Snakes on the Dundee III.  A free-to-enter public outreach and fishing derby event to educate on and encourage harvest of northern snakehead, a fish introduced into Maryland and causing harm to some of its ecosystems.

Public outreach activities include:

  1. seeing and talking about snakehead and other nuisance species
  2. making fish prints of snakeheads to learn more about their body form
  3. hearing more about how to fish using hook-and-line with Letha Grimes (Maryland Department of Natural Resources) or using bowfishing with Captain Bill Bates (Southern Maryland Bowfishing Association)
  4. learning how to fillet a snakehead to eat by Branson Williams (Maryland Department of Natural Resources). A food truck will be on-hand with free samples of snakeheads.


Tentative Agenda
5:00 am -  Marina Opens (and early check-in)
8:00 am -  Check-in and information
9:00 am - Making fish prints with Maryland Conservation Corps​ (throughout day)
9:30 am -  Fishing Demonstration with Letha Grimes
10:00am - Bowfishing with Captain Bill Bates (limited capacity; sign up at dock)
10:30am - Fishing Demonstration with Letha Grimes
11:00am -  Bowfishing with Captain Bill Bates (limited capacity; sign up at dock)​
12:00pm - Filleting Demonstration with Branson Williams
​ 2:00 pm - Weigh-in and Raffle for prizes

How to Register:

Please register for the event by completing This Form (one form for each participant), whether fishing or not. Also, Please Remember to get your free raffle ticket at Check-in. Each registered person can receive a raffle ticket for a prize. Prizes for the fishing derby will be announced closer to the event.

This event is organized by ​Maryland Department of Natural Resources
and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 Questions? Contact​ or call 410-335-9390.

Accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request.
Seven days advance notice is requested.​
Limited fishing gear may be available to borrow.