Bass enemy No. 1

Man catches pending world record snakehead fish

Juan Duran/snakehead
WJLA-TV
Juan Duran with a pending world record snakehead fish that likely got fat on largemouth bass.

If you can catch it on a rod and reel, some anglers will target it and others will keep track of how big they get. That's been true of the black bass for generations, and now it's apparently true of snakeheads.

This invasive species is native to parts of Asia, but it has thrived in American waters, with some specimens growing to record sizes. Snakeheads have teeth and can survive without water for hours. This snakehead from the Potomac River likely got fat on largemouth bass. So fat that it clocked in at 18.37 pounds, and just at 4 feet long!

Bass anglers will be happy to see this one out of commission.

Check out the video from WJLA-TV below. The snakehead part of the video is at :40.

 

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