Caught on Film: the Snakehead Squirm – Putting the hurt – appropriately – on a destructive invasive species

Putting the hurt - appropriately - on a destructive invasive species

Snakehead are the invasive you have to harvest. Good thing the aggressive, hard-hitting fish taste great.
Snakehead are the invasive you have to harvest. Good thing the aggressive, hard-hitting fish taste great. Photo Jeff Little.

Caught on Film: the Snakehead Squirm
Putting the hurt – appropriately – on a destructive invasive species
By Paul Lebowitz

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Sometimes the best way to accomplish a good deed is to hold your nose and get on with it. In this fun video shot by Wilderness Systems pro angler Jeff Little, he gets after several large northern snakehead on the tidal Potomac, ultimately harvesting them for table fare. The invasive fish are on the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Department hit list. There are no season, creel or size limits. Snakehead – which are good eating – must be immediately dispatched if they are to be kept.

Little is a prolific kayak fishing film maker – he specializes in detailed kayak fishing how-to. Catch his videos at his Tight Line Junkie Journal Pivotshare site.