Here's an outstanding reason why a SIZE LIMIT and DAILY BAG LIMITS should be implemented for Northern Pike (26"), and Muskies (36") and a bag limit of 2 per day. Let Ohio be the first state to address the evasive fish species problem BEFORE the "animals leave the barnyard"! If we properly utilize our NATIVE FISH to consume the FRY and the young FINGERLINGS of these evasive species, we're that much further along in the game to protecting our native fisheries! The state established larger BASS lengths, and lengths on WALLEYES, so WHY NOT Pike and Muskies (ESOX) in OHIO!!? Think about it, would you rather catch more/ bigger Pike and muskies, or see Snakeheads devastate our waters? From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Nov 27, 2004 Philadelphia snakehead sightings cause concern Saturday, November 27, 2004 By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA -- Since an invasive, predatory species of fish dubbed the "Frankenfish" was discovered in a Philadelphia waterway this summer, eight more have been caught in the area -- worrying wildlife officials about the impact on native fishes. The snakehead a local angler pulled from Meadow Lake in FDR Park in July was quickly followed by more hooked by officials sweeping the lake with electronic fishing gear. Another angler brought a bucket full of young snakeheads to the Academy of Natural Sciences -- proof the fish were breeding. Officials say they assume snakeheads have gotten into the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. They might find out this spring, when several routine fish samplings take place, area fisheries biologist Mike Kaufmann said. "It's going to be interesting," he said, "to see what happens." Native to parts of Asia, the snakehead can breathe air and wriggle across land. It's considered dangerous because of its voracious appetite for fish and frogs, and has no known predators. Snakeheads have been sold in the United States as a delicacy in Asian food markets and a curiosity in pet stores. In 2002, the federal government outlawed the transport of live snakeheads, and Pennsylvania and a few other states outlawed their possession. Officials have said that they think the snakeheads found in U.S. waters are released dinners or pets whose owners got tired of them. The number of snakeheads caught in major waterways keeps growing. Nineteen snakeheads, including juveniles, have been caught in the Potomac River and its tributaries so far this year. Maryland and Virginia officials teamed up with Bass Pro Shops to organize a snakehead derby, offering rewards to anglers catching the fish. In October, an angler pulled an 18-inch snakehead from Chicago's Burnham Harbor, connected to Lake Michigan.