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New Jersey Fishing Dock Talk
When I first started this site, I did not envision myself interviewing someone about Snakeheads. That is before I met Michael Cowley (@njmikey_) on Instagram. I noticed he catches lots of Snakeheads and seems to enjoy doing it. I knew I had to reach out for an interview, and I am so grateful he was willing to do it. We also got his take on his new very sweet kayak, Feelfree Lure. I learned a lot and am sure you will also.
GFN: You fish for snakehead. I have never caught one. And I can't say they are on my bucketlist to catch. They are ugly. Why should I reconsider and fish for snakeheads? Why do you target them?
The challenge. I've only been fishing for snakehead for a few months now, and I have to say they are definitely the most challenging freshwater fish I've come across so far.
As bad and "aggressive" (misunderstood) of a reputation they have, snakeheads are actually fairly difficult to catch. And once you do get them to bite, you better make sure that hook set is good. They have boney mouths that are difficult to pierce which results in them often coming off the hook. It really keeps you on your toes the whole way through on top of the strong fight and thrashing they come with.
Another thing that attracts me to snakehead fishing is size. Out of the 6 snakeheads I've caught so far, the smallest I've caught weighed in at 2lbs 14oz. The rest have averaged around 5-6lbs with my biggest being 6lbs 10oz. It's almost impossible catch 5-6lbs bass on average, at least here in New Jersey. Snakeheads grow very quickly so it is actually quite common to run into lunkers.
It was my absolute pleasure to have Writer and New Jersey fisherman Bruce Edward Litton discuss his writing, fishing, and photography for Go Fishing Now. After reading his blog, Litton's Fishing Lines, I quickly realized the writing talent of Bruce as he brilliantly wove together his fishing adventures with observations of life and people. To say Litton's Fishing Lines is not your average fishing blog is a complete understatement. If you are only interested in the exact how-to's on the latest fishing techniques, this may not be your favorite read. But if you are like me and can get lost in time reading and learning from someone who writes at a different level than most of us, I can't recommend Bruce's blog enough. He is truly a brilliant writer and his works make for interesting, captivating and thought provoking reading.
GFN: How would you describe your personal approach to outdoor writing?
I began writing for various publications on fishing at 16, reading every outdoor publication I could find from age 13. I got published for two years and gave it up, pursuing a literary career instead, harvesting clams at the Jersey Shore’s Long Beach Island to make a self-employed living more and less for 13 years while studying, and writing in numerous notebooks. When I returned to the mainland--the great American mainstream--I had no college degree, no regular employment history, just about nothing but my Social Security number.