Snakeheads

Snakeheads




Any of you all ever hear of catching snakeheads in the OBX?


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No. Freshwater fish, although I heard they will tolerate mild brackish water. Our answer is Ribbonfish (Cutlassfish) inshore Ocean in.Summer. real nice teeth.


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No. Freshwater fish, although I heard they will tolerate mild brackish water. Our answer is Ribbonfish (Cutlassfish) inshore Ocean in.Summer. real nice teeth.


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Think the DH caught one at the causeway on the little bridge last Friday. He didn't know what it was. Super slimy. The other people on the bridge pulled out their ID charts and couldn't figure out what it was either. Someone checked on their phones and thought it was a dead ringer for a snakehead. Camo like pattern very distinctive. I wonder if it got washed out into the sound with all of the rain from the storm. I didn't know if anyone had any experience like this before.


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BTW, Pickle...caught a bunch of ribbonfish in July on our near shore trip on the Stolat. Definitely know what those guys look like!


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Snakehead are nasty invasive critters. They were the new piranha when I was in college in the early 80's. Never caught a Ribbonfish in the Atlantic but we used to catch quite a few Houndfish in Hatteras Inlet years ago. They sort of resemble a gar, very toothy as well.


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Think the DH caught one at the causeway on the little bridge last Friday. He didn't know what it was. Super slimy. The other people on the bridge pulled out their ID charts and couldn't figure out what it was either. Someone checked on their phones and thought it was a dead ringer for a snakehead. Camo like pattern very distinctive. I wonder if it got washed out into the sound with all of the rain from the storm. I didn't know if anyone had any experience like this before.

CoolBreezeKDH


I think this could have been a bowfin. I have caught these things up in the Currituck Sound a few years ago...can see where they could get down to the little bridge area. They can handle the salinity. Strong fish, and lots of teeth.




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A juvenile Lizardfish, can remotely be mistaken for a Snakehead. I'm talking small, like less than a foot. How big was the fish. I like the Bowfin thought. There are quite a few Bowfins in the Sandy Run Park ponds in Kitty Hawk. Although basically fresh those Ponds do connect with some of the Kitty Hawk Ditches which lead to the Sound.


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Did it look like this lizard fish? Fish




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Thanks for the Lizardfish pic. Looked for one and failed. Believe it or not I heard that they are edible?????????


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