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51 mins ago, spinr0k said:

This warm weather has them somewhat biting now if you are in the right place at the right time,  I however have not found that place yet.

It didn’t turn on till the last 2-3 hrs of light after the sun had beat on them all day…. And I fished all day. 

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MD law requires that if you catch a snakehead they must be killed and NOT released. They are an invasive fish. I am a member of the MD Sport Fishing Advisory Commission and former owner of Harbor Tackle

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4 hours ago, btf said:

MD law requires that if you catch a snakehead they must be killed and NOT released. They are an invasive fish. I am a member of the MD Sport Fishing Advisory Commission and former owner of Harbor Tackle

Can you cite the article and subsection that “requires” this? 
 

https://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/Documents/SHQ_A-fishing.pdf

 

This says you can release them….

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In MD you can't transport them alive, you can catch and release snakeheads in the same place it is caught, its done all the time.

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They are here to stay, no matter on regulations! They might slow the spread at first, but not for very long. 

 I read, think on the main board, that a member lives a mile or 2 from the Delaware River (lower) and has a spring fed, land locked pond that he found young snakeheads in. His only explanation was probably came as eggs on duck feathers!!! If this is fact, they won....

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I was mistaken with the snakehead. Sorry for the incorrect info. The following is regulations with regard to snakehead. 
Frequently Asked Questions Fishing Information
Are snakehead easy to catch? Yes. Snakeheads can have large populations and can be targeted in a variety of ways with a variety of bait/tackle. Check out our how-to-target video/ information, ask the professionals at tackle shops, or find tips and tricks online or through social media.
Where can I catch them? It can depend on the season and time of day, but usually freshwater and marshy areas, along shorelines in water less than six feet deep. The department has several tools for anglers including: an Angler’s Log with searchable reports of where snakeheads are being caught, a public access map that highlights places to fish for snakeheads and a weekly fishing report.
What specifically are Maryland regulations? Anglers targeting snakehead must possess a valid Maryland fishing license but there are no seasons, no size limits and no creel limits. Harvested snakehead must be killed immediately after being caught if there is intent to keep the fish. Possession and/or transport of live snakehead is illegal under state and federal law. If the angler does not intend on keep the fish, they may release it but must do so, immediately.
Are Snakehead fishing regulations in Maryland different than those in other states? No. Some of the terminology is different but live possession is
illegal in all impacted states and live import from other countries is illegal.
Are snakehead safe to eat? Yes. Northern snakehead (Channa argus) are both nutritious and delicious. Studies routinely demonstrate that snakehead muscle contains insignificant levels of contaminants that are harmful to humans. Once filleted, their meat is similar to any flaky white fish such as halibut, haddock, whiting, or even striped bass (rockfish).
Are there worms in the fish? Potentially. Nearly any fish species can harbor intramuscular worms. Cutting the worms out is easy enough and they’re even safe to eat if cooked completely.
Do I have to kill every snakehead I catch? No. Persons wishing to release a live snakehead may do so provided it is immediate and directly back into the waters from which it came. For those willing, we actively encourage the targeting and harvest of every snakehead caught.
Should snakehead be treated like other sportfish with seasons
 and limits? No. Snakeheads are an invasive species that can negatively impact native fishes here and across the country. Because of ongoing research, the department, along with its many colleagues, continue to categorize the fish as invasive, nuisance or injurious. Many of the properties that support those classifications will, unfortunately, allow the species to persist in Maryland, likely without any need of conservation strategies
 Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Fishing and Boating Services
Tawes State Office Building,
580 Taylor Ave., B-2, Annapolis, MD 21401-2352 800-688-3467 | dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries
DNR 17-04171

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