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    anybody live or boat in an area where these are a problem? ive been told they are in my state and am a little worried. they see very aggresive from what I read. do they attack swimmers and such or as long as you stay away from the nest your fine? anybody who has any exp please let me know


  • #2
    Re: snakehead fish?

    Were do you live??


    We have found them in BC Canada because some one that owned an aquarium throw them out and they ended up in the Fraser River.



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    • #3
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      They are aggressive, but not to the point of attacking people... unless you're dangling your toes in the water from a dock or something like that where they think it's something to eat.

      They are fun to catch with explosive strikes like Bass fishing.

      They're good to eat with snow white flesh.

      They're not the monsters the media makes them out to be.
      I consider overkill a job well done... plus a little extra.

      There's as many ways to do something as there is people to tell you how to do it... but not all of them are the right way.

      The drinking and debauchery will continue until morale improves... and maybe for a little while after.

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      • #4
        Re: snakehead fish?

        I live in eastern ky. the reason I ask is because we do a lot of tubing and swimming while we are out boating in the summer and I would hate to have one grab ahold of me while I was swimming

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        • #5
          Re: snakehead fish?

          They're no more dangerous than a Northern Pike or a Musky.
          I consider overkill a job well done... plus a little extra.

          There's as many ways to do something as there is people to tell you how to do it... but not all of them are the right way.

          The drinking and debauchery will continue until morale improves... and maybe for a little while after.

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          • #6
            Re: snakehead fish?

            they are in the potomac where i boat, i havn't seen one, i read somewhere, they are good to eat and are to be added to the menu at resturaunts, and open season with no limits, to let us fish them to extinction here
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            • #7
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              ok, thats good to know.

              id like ti know why my thread was moved to the freshwater fishing section when it doesnt have a damn thing to do with freshwater fishing? its a matter of safety while boating in general and nothing to do with fishing. mods?

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by 09zkrankin View Post
                ok, thats good to know.

                id like ti know why my thread was moved to the freshwater fishing section when it doesnt have a damn thing to do with freshwater fishing? its a matter of safety while boating in general and nothing to do with fishing. mods?
                Your post was moved here because humans are at the top of the food chain and the fish need to be scared of us and not the other way around.

                You should PM a moderator if you have a question about what they do instead of posting it in public as per forum rule #9:

                9. If you have questions, concerns, suggestions or complaints about the rules, moderation, or management of this site please contact a moderator via PM or iboats management for discussion. It is forbidden to debate these rules or their enforcement in the forum.
                I consider overkill a job well done... plus a little extra.

                There's as many ways to do something as there is people to tell you how to do it... but not all of them are the right way.

                The drinking and debauchery will continue until morale improves... and maybe for a little while after.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by jigngrub View Post
                  Your post was moved here because humans are at the top of the food chain and the fish need to be scared of us and not the other way around.
                  I can tell you're a fish water guy. A human isn't anywhere close to the top of the food chain in the salt. Anyone in saltwater is bait.
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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by dingbat View Post
                    I can tell you're a fish water guy. A human isn't anywhere close to the top of the food chain in the salt. Anyone in saltwater is bait.
                    So I'm going to be mauled by a Stripe-ah if I fall in the ocean???

                    In case you haven't realized it, man is at the top of the food chain because he has the intelligence and ability to create and use weapons. In the ocean is no different than on dry land.

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                    Sharks are crab bait when you have a bang stick.
                    I consider overkill a job well done... plus a little extra.

                    There's as many ways to do something as there is people to tell you how to do it... but not all of them are the right way.

                    The drinking and debauchery will continue until morale improves... and maybe for a little while after.

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                    • #11
                      Re: snakehead fish?

                      Originally posted by jigngrub View Post
                      So I'm going to be mauled by a Stripe-ah if I fall in the ocean???

                      In case you haven't realized it, man is at the top of the food chain because he has the intelligence and ability to create and use weapons. In the ocean is no different than on dry land.
                      Ask Steve Irwin and the 500+ men of the USS Indiana that where killed by sharks how that bang stick worked for him.
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                      • #12
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                        The men on the USS Indianapolis didn't have bang sticks because they weren't even invented until the 1950's and the US government didn't even start using them until 1958 (read the article I posted a link to in post #10) and Steve wasn't killed by a shark... he was flirting with disaster seeing how close he could swim up to giant sting rays. If a ray can puncture your heart with it's tail spine, you're too close. Had Irwin had a bang stick and was pooping those rays instead of seeing how close he could swim up to them he'd be here today.
                        I consider overkill a job well done... plus a little extra.

                        There's as many ways to do something as there is people to tell you how to do it... but not all of them are the right way.

                        The drinking and debauchery will continue until morale improves... and maybe for a little while after.

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                        • #13
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                          • #14
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                            I guess some states have bounties on the snakeheads because they destroy all of the other fish and aquatic life. They have teeth and are vicious predators and can crawl across land so they will probably be in most of the fresh water in the U.S. if not destroyed quickly and efficiently. Kind of odd how the most destructive things available from all of the foreign countries seem to find their way over here.

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                              Re: snakehead fish?

                              Im pretty sure there is no actual proof of anyone ever being attacked by a snakehead in the USA. They are much more of a danger to our native fish species than anything else. Like stated before you are just as likely to be bitten by a native pike species, or maybe even a mudfish (bowfin), but even that is a stretch. Being hit by lightning would be a better bet. Not to mention, from what I know about them, the snakeheads are only locally common in various spots around the eastern part of the country. Just because they are in your state dont assume every pond is overflowing with them.

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