Mapping Where Snakehead Fish Are Found in Virginia

It’s been over a decade since snakehead fish turned up in the Potomac River, and the population has expanded in Virginia to several other tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay. Using data from surveys, angler reports, and commercial fishers, we have a distribution map of snakehead fish in Virginia. Your reports greatly contributed to this effort. Keep ’em coming!

Caught a snakehead fish? Report it online with our easy-to-use “Snakehead Observation Form” site, or call the hotline at 804-367-2925.

For more information, see the Snakehead Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs).


Northern Snakehead Distribution in Virginia” (click to enlarge – PDF)

  • February 3, 2015