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Charles County holds contest to rename snakehead

The commissioners of Charles County are holding a contest to rename the snakehead.

Sunday - 01/12/2014, 08:28am EST

Tags: Charles County, contest

After contest, fewer snakehead in Potomac

After a big fishing competition over the weekend, the Potomac River has fewer snakeheads. Dozens of them went home with fishermen after the two-day Potomac Snakehead Tournament.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 12:33pm EDT

Tags: thomas warren, potomac,

American shad coming back in Potomac River

While the number of American shad is at a historic low in some areas, the fish that migrate from the ocean to fresh water to spawn every year are making a slow recovery in the Potomac River.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 11:58am EDT

Tags: American shad, River herring, Potomac River, fishing, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, shad, Pierce Mill Dam, Rock Creek Park, Rock Creek

Fisherman's perspective: Effect of snakeheads and Potomac River's health (Video)

Potomac River fishing guide Steve Chaconas takes WTOP out on the river for a closer look at the health of the fish and the health of the river.

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 10:22am EDT

Tags: Troubled Waters, michelle basch, Potomac River, large mouth bass, Potomac fish, Steve Chaconas, fishing,

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Va. man hopes snakehead catch is world record

A Virginia man is hoping his big catch is a world record.

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 02:26pm EDT

Tags: Spotsylvania County

Beaver, alligator, snakehead: Rocklands debuts wild menu

A Rocklands Barbeque promotion called "Grills Gone Wild" is taking customers by surprise. Alongside the pulled pork and rack of ribs, hungry diners can order beaver sausage, alligator stew or snakehead tacos.

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 06:10am EST

Tags: Rocklands, Megan Cloherty, grills gone wild, beaver, alligator, restaurants

Snakehead dinner scares up proceeds for oyster recovery

A sold-out charity dinner in Georgetown featured a menu of invasive species. The money raised will help oyster recovery in the Chesapeake Bay, as well as fund efforts to assist D.C.'s homeless population.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 04:12pm EST

Tags: michelle basch, restaurants, Oyster Recovery Partnership

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'Frankenfish' found in Potomac tributary may break world record

"We have an unofficial world record that was caught here on the Potomac River, over 18 pounds. And that's pretty big," says Potomac River bass fishing guide Steve Chaconas.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 05:39am EDT

Tags: michelle basch, Frankenfish, potomac, fishing

Win prizes for catching snakeheads

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering prizes to anglers who can land the destructive, invasive species that has many experts worried. This follows a two-day tournament the DNR hosted last September aimed at stopping the species from expanding beyond its already surprising reach.

Sunday - 04/01/2012, 10:40am EDT

Tags: snakehead fish, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, DNR, Don Cosden