Snakehead fishing on the Potomac River and elsewhere Ned Kehde February 16th, 2013 | More From Ned Kehde Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Captain Steve Chaconas with a Maryland snakehead. Pok-Chi Lau of Lawrence, Kansas, and I have fished together for many hours across the past two decades on the flatland reservoir of northeastern Kansas. Although he loves to chase temperate bass and likes to tangle with largemouth and smallmouth bass, most of his piscatorial dreams are focused upon catching snakeheads. To placate those dreams, he has traveled as far as Malaysia to fish for them. When he recently returned to Lawrence from one of his snakehead forays in Asia, he was delighted and amazed to discover that some of the waterways around Washington, D.C. abound with northern snakeheads. And once he returns from his wintertime forays with some tarpon, peacock bass, snook and other denizens in the Caribbean, it is likely that he will be making plans to chase the northern snakeheads that abide in the Potomac River and adjoining waterways once the spring and summer unfolds. Pok-Chi Lau with a toman in Malaysia. The northern snakehead population in the Potomac River and its tributaries has multiplied dramatically since they were first discovered in 2004. In fact, a world-record northern snakehead, weighing 18.37-pounds, was caught in May of 2012 on the Occoquan River, which is a tributary to the Potomac. Captain Steve Chaconas, who is the proprietor of the National Bass Guide Service in Alexandria,Virginia, and a snakehead enthusiast, says the Potomac’s snakehead fishing provides anglers with some of the most exhilarating topwater fishing that they will ever encounter. According to Chaconas, April through September are the best months of the year for anglers to pursue the snakeheads that abide in the Potomac River. For information about lodging and other accoutrements, Chaconas can be reached at 703-380-7119. His e-mail address is email@example.com, and his Web site address is http://www.nationalbass.com **************************************************************************** Photographs are courtesy of Steve Chaconas and Pok-Chi Lau Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from In-Fisherman Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Even More Midwest Finesse Show More Get the In-Fisherman Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Best Fishing Times: Solunar CalendarRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services WAIT!DON'T MISS A SINGLE ISSUE! Get 8 issues for the low price of just $8! Subscribe!