Handling striped bass, a snakehead derby, and more

Striped bass season is underway here in the Chesapeake Bay region and hopefully you’ll get a chance to reel in some big ones this year. Chances are you’ll be releasing quite a few back into the drink, so here’s a quick review of techniques to keep stripers alive and ready to bite again when they’re bigger.

One fish you don’t want to put back in the water is an invasive Northern snakehead. The Northern snakehead is a native of the Yangtze River basin in China. Female snakeheads average about 40,000 eggs but can release up to 100,000 eggs and can spawn multiple times per year. They’re a voracious predator of fishes, freshwater crustaceans, and amphibians, and they’re spreading throughout our region.

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