Catching snakehead fish on the Mattawoman river, by John Dillon

I love your W’s and I own 2 of them. They truly get me into places where others cannot fish.

I thought you might like this pic on the Mattawoman river which empties into the Potomac … Summer 2013.  Your W500 allows me to fish the shallows up this creek to catch the snakehead fish. I can’t wait for winter to be over!
– John Dillon
Eldersburg, Maryland

Snakehead fish caught in a night fishing trip on Mattawoman river

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3 thoughts on “Catching snakehead fish on the Mattawoman river, by John Dillon”

  1. Thanks John,

    Great short story and a very nice fish!
    We all look forward to more pictures and reports from you – weather permitting, of course 🙂


  2. Hi John,

    Great looking snakehead! I’ve been to/in the Mattawoman river a couple of times, but have yet to catch a snakehead! Did I ever meet you at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park? I had just caught a big catfish, (my first fish in my “W”!), and we were discussing my trolly system that I had rigged up on the front, as I was coming up the ramp… Anyway, I’ve fished a couple of times at night down at Solomon’s Island, and while “loading up” on those croakers, I believe I may have caught a teeny weeny baby snakehead (about 4 inches), but I wasn’t sure what it was at the time. It died right after I removed the hook.

    I would love to go fishing with other W owners in our area. Since my escapade in the Bay last year, I’ve been going solo. So peaceful. So predictable. So stable. So good for my blood pressure. So dry. No drama… Ahhhh – the magic of WaveWalk! LOL

    See ya in a couple of months, and stay safe!


  3. Hi John…….I recall when I was working in D.C. back in the 90’s, I think, they were just discovering snakehead in watershed and were quite concerned about them and their voracious appetites creating problems for other game species. I’m guessing that there’s no size or daily bag limits on them. Sounds like they’ve really taken over.

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