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Location: novascotia
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Shad Fishing

Man, I'm slack , I for got my camera for the first few days of the shag fishing . Maybe I was just too cited ....LMAO...... Here is a couple pics from the past 2 days . I caught 26 yesterday .That's for the day . I caught 13 this morning . The limit is 5 per day so I just took my 5 and released the rest . I have 15 in the freezer now for my coon bait . I ate 2 so far . Had 4 out of 5 today were females so I had shad roe for dinner .

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Location: Kentucky/ Colorado
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Shad Fishing

Good job on the Shad. Thumbs up Glad to see you are getting out fishing.

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Location: novascotia
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shad fishing

Been out every day since the 15th . Gotta keep ocipied . Kinda rough on payday when I go to New Glasgow to pay the bills . My buddy isn't there to share a box and take our tour anymore . I usually drop to see another buddy of ours . He still finds it hard to believe that he's gone to .. Life must go on ....

The tally is 20 shad fir the day today . 13 this morning and 7 more this evening . It's a blast ....!!!!!!!!!

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Location: Kentucky/ Colorado
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Shad Fishing

I wish I was within driving distance. That fishing sounds like a blast. I hope you have a great Shad season.

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Location: novascotia
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shad

To bad your not closer . I could show you a day of some shad fishing fun ...

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Location: OREGON(homestate)Mississippi(duty station)
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shad is edible?

Im originally from oregon and we fish the shad when it is runnin but use it for crab bait. I didnt know u can eat it always been known as a nasty garbage fish in my neck of the woods. I like fishin them though but im in the navy seabees and it brought me to mississippi. Brick Wall,)

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Location: novascotia
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Their a beautiful tasting fish . BUT , their very boney . I mean boney , I roll them in tinfoil and bake them in the oven witha little salt and pepper and butter and a shot of lemon juice . When their done I break them all apart and pick the bones out .

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Location: Nova Scotia
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Shad Fishing

Is there any difference between a shad and a gaspereau or are they the same with different names? I have what I thought was gaspereau coming up through my lake I live on(part of a large river to the ocean). The salmon seem to chase them up through, maybe a day or so behind them.

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Chestergolf , The shad look almost identical to the gasperau . The shad I would say is a giant gasperau . Gasperau are much smaller than the shad . Their apperance is remarkablely the same . And just as boney . The bones are unreal in both speices........ LMAO The shad will reach weights of 8 lbs . Although I have never seen any 8 pounders but lots of 5 lb.ers

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I think I must have the gaspereau coming through my lake then. They are about 12"long and maybe a lb. or two max. The salmon and sea run trout are never far behind them.

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Chestergolf , I would say definately gasperau .If their in the 12" range that's what you have is Gasperau .......

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