Josh Henson sent these details about his snakehead adventure.
Tackle: 3/0 mustad gripper hooks, any sort of floating plastic type frog.
20lb Jerry brown braided line with a 20lb seaguar fluorocarbon leader.
Rod/reel: I was using a shimano stradic ci4 3000 on a carrot stick 6-14class rod
Location: canals of pompano beach Florida.
Launched around 9a.m. And headed up the canal. On Jonathan hokes first cast, he gets one to wake behind it, and BOOM! Hooked up. These things death roll faster than any alligator and rip drag like a freshwater wahoo! I was amazed. He lands it and sticks a knife through its head, dinner! About a hour goes by and he lands two more small ones and I never enticed one. We switched sides of the canal and on my first cast, one exploads on my lure! Watching it spin, jump, and try to shake the hook instantly addicted me. Once their in the boat, it’s a completely different battle! They rip, groan, and death roll in the net trying to escape. Thankfully Jonathan was prepared with a small bat to ale care of business. With one landed I set into wanting another. I threw four times under a over hanging tree and had four hook ups, landing 2 more in the 26″ range! It was the funnest fishing I think I’ve ever done and I highly recommend it to anyone. We get a call from our buddies that were in the neighboring canal and Donny Miley caught one 27″er.