ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND - We first heard about the snakehead back in 2002 when one was discovered in a Crofton pond. The State of Maryland went to great lengths to get ride of it.
Well it didn't work. So now that the snakeheads are out there, the Department of National Resources wants your help in getting rid of them.
These are non native fish. The Snakehead is an Asian delicacy and the Department of Natural Resources believes they were introduced in our water ways because of that.
The fish is aggressive and has no natural predators.
They are mainly in the Potomac River, but are expanding. They have the potential to destroy a water system's natural balance.
Now the DNR is making it a contest to catch and kill them.
If you catch a snakehead from now until the end of the year and take a picture of the dead fish and send it in, you could be a winner.
If your interested in going snakehead fishing with a Charter Captain, or to sign up check out this link www.nationalbass.com/index.htm or htpp://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/fishingreport/log.as.
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