Since 2002, when the northern snakehead made its Chesapeake debut in a Crofton pond, it has been nothing but trouble. The pond was poisoned and drained. The species set up housekeeping in the Potomac and its tidal tributaries, whence it could eventually migrate to the Bay.
After all that trickery, who’d expect the snakehead to turn into a treat?
Yet the snakehead now is attracting fishermen, chefs, seafood marketers and gourmets.