The Deal: Northern snakeheads are a lot easier to find than they are to catch. If there are thick weeds, matted grass, lily pad fields, or sunken wood, you can bet that there are snakeheads in the vicinity. While many blame them for hurting native fish populations, the bottom line is that these invasives hold angler appeal in their own rite. Topwater lures arguably score more snakes than any other baits, and strikes can be downright explosive. They are said to fight much harder than the average largemouth, too. These fish are also becoming popular tablefare, and it's been written that they taste similar to walleye. Perhaps most intriguing to fishermen, however, as Cermele and crew would find out, is that despite their reputation for aggressive feeding, they're smart and not easy to get on the line.