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Posted 12 June 2011 - 05:48 PM (#1) User is offline   njbudman81 

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Well while fishing today in southern nj I caught a couple snakeheads that were guarding their young then took a net and scooped some out of the lake. You are suppose to kill them on sight but my buddies and I decided to spare some. He has a plastic goldfish pond in his yard and I had a spare aquarium from my peacock bass that died. I have quite a few babies and he took to adults and hundreds of babies. Has anyone caught any from the wild and successfully kept em as pets? Any pointers I need to know. I know I won't keep em all and will have to kill most of em buy some pointers I would appreciate.
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:14 PM (#2) User is offline   Tensa 

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just dont remove the fry too early from the parents thats the only big pointer i could tell you. and yea dont give away your address or ip because F&W will be knocking on your door.
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:17 PM (#3) User is offline   njbudman81 

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I'm friends with the game warden and I called him. He said kill em, eat em, do whatever you want with em. Just don't put em back in the lake.
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:27 PM (#4) User is offline   njbudman81 

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My buddy caught this one a few miles away

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:38 PM (#5) User is offline   njbudman81 

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I think the one my buddy caught is a bowfin though
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:47 PM (#6) User is offline   bob351 

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thats freakin sweet how did you get the babies with the parents... and how to do they do in the winter or should i be expecting snakeheads in my lakes and rivers in southern ontario shortly :agh:
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:02 PM (#7) User is offline   njbudman81 

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Parents guard the young so we made our lures attack the schools. Then netted the babies after the adults were caught.
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:04 PM (#8) User is offline   bob351 

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thats pretty sweet... what you guys planning on doing when those babies get bigger  :laugh:
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:08 PM (#9) User is offline   njbudman81 

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Not sure. I'll probably keep a pair then I guess kill the rest. Maybe give em to the nj aquarium or Philadelphia zoo if they want em. I just won't release em.
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:17 PM (#10) User is offline   bob351 

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good call... you could always make a ton of lil fish sticks, at that size you could fry em up and eat em whole.. like lil french fries  :laugh:
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:27 PM (#11) User is offline   Tensa 

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looks good just be careful. could always use the babies as food so they dont go to waste.
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:28 PM (#12) User is offline   njbudman81 

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My caribe I'm sure would eat em
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i want one...

Posted 15 June 2011 - 11:30 AM (#14) User is offline   His Majesty 

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wow man nice snakeheads :rockon: i would keep as many as i could in a big plastic tub. it be sweet as.

maybe eat some of them. fillet and grill. anyone know if they taste good?

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I like the one with the pattern on it. Very pretty!

Posted 18 June 2011 - 03:29 PM (#16) User is offline   kove32 

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I hear a lot of people eat them! Supposedly they are good to eat! I'm so jealous though because I always wished that I could catch some baby snakeheads! Always wanted to keep one!!
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 04:04 PM (#17) User is offline   njbudman81 

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Just as a follow up all my snakeheads are dead. Fish and game didn't want them however my caribe did.
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................... i wanted them.

Posted 25 June 2011 - 06:01 AM (#19) User is offline   njbudman81 

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Well come to jersey and I'll lend you a net.
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Posted 25 June 2011 - 11:19 AM (#20) User is offline   Da' Manster! 

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Pretty Impressive!...thanks for sharing!... :thumbsup: ...Yup, the snakehead legend started right here in Maryland, literally in my own backyard on the patuxent river!..  :laugh:
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