Should have caught the snakehead. I here they make great soup. Someone ought to find a way to raise them over here.
oh, wait a second . . .
Oh, believe me, I was going to take a shot at it. I was astonished at its size - length and girth. It noticed my canoe, stopped, turned partway to give me a good look, only about 12 feet away, in about 2 feet of clear water. We had a brief staredown, I was holding still hoping not to spook it, but it turned and swam away. I fired one cast in the last known direction, and it was gone.
With most fish I've sight casted to - red drum (a.k.a. redfish), primarily, once they see you, the game is over. And once you can see them, they are in position to see you too, if they look the right direction.
Besides, one of my fishing buddies is ethnic Chinese, so we've tabbed him the guy to be the first experimenter with snakehead flesh. Supposedly resembles flounder.