The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says northern snakehead fish have made their way into the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and almost certainly the upper Potomac River.
The snakehead fish is an Asian species that is considered highly invasive. They were first found in the Maryland area more than a decade ago, and they have been stubbornly sticking around ever since.
A Virginia man hauled in a 3-foot northern snakehead that could be world record for the predator fish known as “Frankenfish.”
Organizers of this year’s Potomac Snakehead Tournament say anglers can catch all the snakeheads they want, help rid the river of an invasive species and maybe win $1,500.