More and more of the invasive snakehead species are turning up in Maryland’s waterways — and if fishing records are any indication, they’re getting bigger and bigger, too.
An Upper Marlboro angler caught a 17.49-pounder lately, knocking down a previous record that stood for just over two months.
Michael Meade’s big catch beat the previous record-holder by just two-tenths of a pound. He caught it with a bow and arrow. And he told the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, which runs a contest to encourage anglers to kill the unwanted snakeheads, that the filets, baked with butter and pepper, will be enough for two or three meals.
Meade did not respond to a request for comment Friday.