Now the the heat wave is gone for a while kayaking is the best way to get into the weeds and the back creeks that boats just can’t get to. Taking some snakeheads this month 4-6 fish for day which is better than it was during the heat wave! Darker color frogs are working better than white. Greens and also working but I have had more on my Red Devil Flipper Frog that I pour (see the “For Sale”) page link for details. I show them in some of my videos too.
Early morning to noon and 5 to dark seem to be the hottest times on the water for me. The mid day heat slows things down. The bass are biting too, nice 3-5 pounders before 10 am and 6-8pm. Chatterbaits and frogs are working for them nicely.
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!
Nothing fights better in freshwater than a Snakehead!