They range anywhere from 10 inches to 10 pounds, and Smith suggests that they can easily attain weights of 12 pounds or better. In my view, along with the flathead it should be given a place at the state record table as it has in Maryland. A better question is: How big are the snakeheads in southern Jersey waters? Thrashed, bashed or otherwise trashed, any snakehead is to be killed immediately and disposed of. Information about Garden State snakeheads can be obtained by calling Chris Smith at If using live bait, hang it to an inch length of pound fluorocarbon leader to ward slice-offs should the shiner be nabbed down deep.