Snakeheads in the Potomac Creek and Aquia Creeks Are Out and Biting!
Now they have come out of hiding, the grass beds at low tide on the creek last week is where they were, stacked! I ran over a bunch as I kayaked up the grass edge. A change from the week before when they were in the lillies and large expanses of water plants that grow above the water while they swam in between the stems. Now there were some in those big lilly expanses but most were out in grass at low tide. I found the incoming tide better than the outgoing and things slowed down dramatically at high tide, even in the lilly fields. But after 9 hours on the water I landed 9 nice ones 5 of which were 6-10lbs and 4 smaller ones. And the largemouths, bigs ones were hitting at the end of the day, 4-7 lbs!
Here is one I caught two days later on the bass boat. Only had 4 snakeheads that day. But over all they have really picked up, saw 3 pods of babies being guarded by mom and dad but they weren’t biting anything just hanging by the “kids”.
Other anglers on the water that day were having success too. Jason here had a nice 10+ pounder that did a lot of jumping as he fought to get him to his kayak. Way to go Jason!
Well another day on Potomac Creek and I found a few fish. The days are hot now and the fish are active. Still casting to the banks by any vegitation, lillies and grass seem the best. The weed flats are slow as the fish seem to be underneath and aren’t coming up to grab the top water stuff (the only thing you can fish in the thick weed flats, drop shotting hasn’t worked for me).
This average 5 pounder was right at the bank mid day and very hot 92 degrees. He was sitting inbetween the thick weed matts that the low tide was exposing when he slammed my white “Floatin’ Toad” straightened the hook a bit too!
The nicest one of the day was this 8 pound female that also killed my “Floatin’ Toad’, green/silver pattern in the morning. She also almost go off by straightening the hook!
Here was real nice largemouth right at dusk in the main channel of the creek, about 5 lbs. It was real wild hard to hold and snap a photo with my phone so this was all I could get. Wiggled right out of my grip when I was holding it up for a nice classic pic and went back into the river! So you just get my foot(size 12) and the fish, so you can get an idea of the fishes size! LOL!
Well see ya’ll next time on the water. Share your bass and snakehead fishing stories, tactics and locations(if you don’t mind that is..) We’d love to learn from you too.
Out last week, 4/21/2015 and the water was warm on Potomac Creek. After the wind calmed down by 7 pm the water was smooth and the fish were jumping! Caught one nice 8 lb snakehead about 28 inches and one nice largmouth 4 lbs. in the same set of pads.
Sorry left the camera in the car that day but will have pictures next trip.
Let me know how you are doing and where you are fishing.