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A 17-pound, 6-ounce northern snakehead fish caught in June by a Spotsylvania County plumber is the biggest ever caught.
It was already a special day for Caleb Newton and Phil Wilcox — the two friends enjoying a bass-fishing bachelor party on the Potomac River. But when the men spotted a long shadow swimming among the reeds, they knew things were only going to get more interesting.
Outstanding catches of striped bass and occasional hookups with spotted sea trout are possible over many areas of the Chesapeake Bay.
Every saltwater fisherman from New England to New Jersey by now has heard that a potential world record striped bass (aka rockfish or striper) of 81.88 pounds was caught by Greg Myerson, of North Branford, Conn.
Have you wondered why in the past several days local meteorologists continue to remind us that it is very hot?
If you enjoy saltwater fishing fun with the kids, buy a dozen bloodworms, chop them into small pieces, attach several to a high/low bottom fishing rig (think small, snelled hooks with fairly light sinkers at the end) and drop them into the tidal Potomac River, from Smith Creek north to the St. Mary's River, and on toward St. Clements and the Wicomico. The Patuxent River offers big spot from the O'Club to Benedict, says the Tackle Box's Ken Lamb, down in Lexington Park. The tasty spot also are found in the Hawk's Nest and Kingston Hollow area of the river, as well as Green Holly and the Helen's Bar where croakers (hardheads) provide bonus catches.
If all is found proper and the applications are approved by Virginia officials and the International Game Fish Association, the Old Dominion can boast of an all-tackle world record freshwater blue catfish of 143 pounds.