Question Snake Heads in the Pocomoke river?

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  1. #1
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    Default Snake Heads in the Pocomoke river?

    I went WP fishing in the pocomoke river lastnight , catching perch left and rite when somthing else other that a perch doubled the rod over and started riping drag , figured a big pickeral or catfish .. but when i finally played him to the boat it was a snake head about 20 incehes or so long , went to try and get him in the boat and my little gold walmart perch hook failed and broke , splash back in the river he goes so no picture but possitive it was a snake head...

    my question is, has snake heads been confirmed in the Pocomoke River...?

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    Fished it a bunch this spring (any many past years) and I have never seen one. Its a big river and there are many strange things that live in it though. About where on the river were you?

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    North of winter quanters just past dividing creek...

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    I would report to DNR...
    "You're gonna need a bigger boat"-Police Chief Brody..

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    I haven't heard of any snakeheads being caught there. Is it possible what you hooked was a bowfin? At a glance the two species do look a fair bit alike, more so than any other two fish species that would be in the area.

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    They've been found in the Nanticoke according to DNR.

    http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries...Snakehead-Fish
    Anadromous fish come and go, but catfish stay forever.

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    With the amount of fresh water in the Bay and rivers in 2011, the snakeheads could have traveled anywhere in the Bay watershed. I would not be surprised to see them anywhere.

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