The northern snakehead: native to russia and china, they were introduced to the waters around maryland through the exotic pet trade, and they flourished. there’s currently a witch hunt going on to exterminate these fish, as many anglers believe they’re decimating the bass population. my mission here is to gather evidence and decide for myself. yesterday was the perfect introduction to the species as i experienced first hand just how ferocious these fish are.
next, i’m heading on a shocking trip with a biologist to learn more about the species, inspect stomach contents and get his take on their role in the ecosystem.
then we’ll go fish for them again and see if i can put together everything i’ve leaned to land a big one. should be a cool 3-part series as part of : virginia. 📸: @jonathanleavitt
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