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    Haven't posted on here in a while but thought I would share something that I have come to enjoy last summer . Here are two videos I made fly fishing for snakeheads if you haven't tried it yet I highly recommend you do .


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    The fight looks good when you hook up. Do you always catch them in areas where the water and weeds are so funky? Can you catch them in cleaner more open waters? or is that just the type of habitat that they like? Fishing in the yaks look like everything you use and even yourself needs a good wash down at the end of the day.

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    Very Nice thanks for sharing.....you fishing in PA or NJ ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapeMayRay View Post
    The fight looks good when you hook up. Do you always catch them in areas where the water and weeds are so funky? Can you catch them in cleaner more open waters? or is that just the type of habitat that they like? Fishing in the yaks look like everything you use and even yourself needs a good wash down at the end of the day.
    You can find them in cleaner waters but more weeds the better they like a roof over their heads . They put largemouth to shame most guys I know that catch them have almost given up on going after largemouth. When I fish that area its no different of a clean up if I had taken my kayak in the salt . I have caught them in PA,DE and NJ .
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    and yet... in NJ you'd be a scofflaw for not killing each one you catch


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    Quote Originally Posted by rob View Post
    and yet... in NJ you'd be a scofflaw for not killing each one you catch
    We are beyond the point of no return in controlling snakeheads might as well enjoy this new game fish . Most states recommend you kill them and even write it on their websites to have people believe that's it the law to do so . I'm not for the senseless killing of any fish if you plan on killing one eat it they are delicious .

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    Quote Originally Posted by FREDRICK View Post
    We are beyond the point of no return in controlling snakeheads might as well enjoy this new game fish . Most states recommend you kill them and even write it on their websites to have people believe that's it the law to do so . I'm not for the senseless killing of any fish if you plan on killing one eat it they are delicious .
    sadly, in NJ it is, in fact, the law

    "Potentially Dangerous Fish
    The possession or release of live, potentially dangerous
    fish is prohibited. These species (see page 44)
    include Asian swamp eel, bighead, grass (diploid)
    and silver carp, brook stickleback, green sunfish,
    flathead catfish, oriental weatherfish, snakehead
    and warmouth. Anglers MUST destroy these
    species if encountered while fishing and are
    directed to submit specimen(s) or photos to a
    Fish and Wildlife Bureau of Freshwater Fisheries
    biologist for verification. To reach a biologist, call
    (908) 236-2118 for north Jersey or (609) 259-6964
    for south Jersey. These non-native species are likely
    to cause environmental harm to the state’s fisheries
    resources by outcompeting preferred game fish
    species. Common carp are an invasive species but
    are NOT classified as a potentially dangerous fish
    and do not have to be destroyed."

    you could get written up by a CO for releasing one (in theory, not sure how they could ever enforce this)


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    Never seen that before but I looked it up and funny that there was a paragraph next to it about not wasting fish .
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    Quote Originally Posted by FREDRICK View Post
    Never seen that before but I looked it up and funny that there was a paragraph next to it about not wasting fish .
    NJ ... the state of confusion

    Lisa or one of the biologists actually highlighted the need to destroy snakeheads at the batsto forum this year


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