On a Monster Mission: Fishing for Giant Snakehead

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On a Monster Mission: Fishing for Giant Snakehead

Postby Cal » Thu May 24, 2018 6:49 am

On a Monster Mission: Fishing for Giant Snakehead

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Introduction: Like many other anglers I have a number of fish on my bucket-list. Some are easy guesses like the beautiful Amazon Peacock Bass (check), or drag destroying Goliath Grouper (also check), but others are a little more obscure like the enigmatic Giant Snakehead. I finally had the chance to pursue this species on my recent media trip to South Florida, where I had the opportunity to fish with the authority on Snakes in the region, the current IFGA record holder for Giant Snakeheads, Corey Nowakowski.

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Re: On a Monster Mission: Fishing for Giant Snakehead

Postby LgMouthGambler » Fri May 25, 2018 6:44 am

Those arent Giant Snakeheads, they are Bullseye Snakeheads. 2 totally different fish. Otherwise, good job. We have some incredible species of fish down here that will blow your mind.
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Re: On a Monster Mission: Fishing for Giant Snakehead

Postby Cracker » Fri May 25, 2018 6:56 am

How are they different to a bowfin? I caught a lot of bowfin in South Georgia, my PB so far is ~7lb.

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Re: On a Monster Mission: Fishing for Giant Snakehead

Postby Cal » Fri May 25, 2018 7:16 am

Cracker wrote:How are they different to a bowfin? I caught a lot of bowfin in South Georgia, my PB so far is ~7lb.


Body shapes are similar, but the fins are different. Most notable is the location of the pelvic fin. On a bowfin, the pelvic fin is near the belly. On a snakehead, the pelvic fin is in a more typical location just under the pectorals. Also snakeheads have an elongated anal fin.

Bowfin are native to the south. Snakeheads are from Africa and Asia and considered an invasive species in North America.
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Re: On a Monster Mission: Fishing for Giant Snakehead

Postby wirinhar » Tue May 29, 2018 7:58 am

Enjoy to the fullest on your catching snakeheads, Cal.

My best rod for top water lure for Giant snakeheads here in Malaysia is the NRX 894 :).

G Rods Pro Bass 7'10" and St. Croix Legend tournament for cranking up to 10 feet.

G Rods game changer 7'11" + the 2018 Ryoga CC 1016 has not been tried so far.... I will be trying next month soon. I will be using it for deep crank.

When they are in finicky mode.... That is the best to catch them imvho :)

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Re: On a Monster Mission: Fishing for Giant Snakehead

Postby Cal » Tue May 29, 2018 8:10 am

wirinhar wrote:Enjoy to the fullest on your catching snakeheads, Cal.


Try again :lol:
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