I've been trying to take my dad snakehead fishing for quite a while now. Tried some promising locations near the Chain Bridge and other locations around the Potomac but just cant catch one to save our lives. Any tips on technique, lure choice, and location would be awesome! Thanks alot
I've caught them on anything that makes a commotion on top water like a buzz bait or Stanley ribbit. Caught on both slack and moving tide. I seem to do better in lillys in shallow, stagnant water, places you normally wouldn't fish for bass. I've caught them in occoquan and think neabsco creek might be good also but haven't tried yet.
thanks, I've tried a lot of eddies and still water areas that lead off of the Potomac that look very snakeheadish but just haven't gotten any takers. I love to use topwater frogs and i probably won't be using anything else for snakehead as soon as I find them. We're planning on trying the Occoquan, heard there is a lot of good crappie and snakehead fishing there. Any specific locations where they are found?
This is my first post on this forum. I just saw Capt Mike Starrett on the forum. So I got interested in the forum.
For snakehead, I use a frog with a 5/0 hook.
The keys of the success are:
1. Accurate casting, within 1-2 feet off the edge or holes
2. Early in the morning or evening when there are less people.
3. Stealthy approach – snakehead get spooked easily
4. Weedless lure/rig – because you fish edge of the weed line or top of the weed bed
We fish for snakehead not bass. Though we catch 15 bass when we catch 1 snakehead
The following videos are my fishing logs, showing lures, and target spots. When you have time check them out. I tried put fishing info on the videos:
Friday, so are those just solid body frogs basically just a creature bait that you reel fast enough to keep at the surface? I'd like to try. Looks like your getting some decent bass there too.
Now that's my favorite kind of fishing,especially in a yak.The further back the better.Away from it all.I hope to get a decent day next week to give it a try.You make it look easy.Thanks for the vid showing.
Best technique for snakehead I have seen is bow and arrow. They got a lot of them at the Snakehead bow tournaments