Earlier this month I was fishing a pond that's off the lower Potomac drainage, the initial target was Chain Pickerel but after a few hours of lure chucking with nothing but a few Largemouth I decided to take a break and throw a nightcrawler out. The weather was pretty nice, 40 or so degrees and it felt good in the sun. After about an hour with just a few Bluegill taps I decided this was stupid and went to reel in my first rod, I got it to the bank and before I could turn around I had slow and steady run on my other rod. I assumed it was carp at first based on how it took off but after I fought it for awhile I was certain it was a decent catfish but the fight was still a bit odd. I didn't really see the fish until I got it close to the bank and man was I shocked!
Several first's here, first December snakehead from outside of a warm water discharge, first stillwater snakehead, first snakehead from this particular pond, and first snakehead on bait!