By Chad Love
A state fisheries biologist conducting an electro-fishing survey in Broward County, Florida was shocked (pun intended) to discover that he had just shocked up what would have been, had he caught it on a rod, an all-tackle world record... bullseye snakehead.
From this story in the Miami Herald:
The moment Kelly Gestring scooped up the strange, slithery fish from a Margate canal he knew he had a record in his net. Gestring, a state biologist who monitors invasive freshwater fish, wasn’t exactly thrilled about it. The 14-pound, three-ounce bullseye snakehead was a member of an exotic family of aggressive, fast-growing, razor-toothed air-gulpers that have earned considerable hype as “Frankenfish” and “Fishzilla” over the years. Impossibly large fictional mutations have even starred in a few schlocky sci-fi movies.