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Shad Fishing

I may have to try those shad. Ton of them here and no limit on them. Never fished for them though. I always heard they were trash also.

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Don , If you don't mind picking bones out of the fish ,their great eating . I had shad roe for lunch today . No bones in that . I ate 2 fish already and may have another for supper tomorrow . I caught 19 more today . Their some fun . If you have a good run there you'll not be sorry to hit them with the shad darts . Our limit is 5 per day . I put up 6 bottles to try them like that . I'm hopeing the bones will dissapear ...... LOL......Fat chance of that . !!!!! When I clean them ,I cut off the belley flap close to where the meat on the upper section of the fish starts . That really gets rid of a lot of bone . I bake them in the oven in tinfoil . The meat comes off the bone better .

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Shad Fishing

Right on dude. We only tried once without any luck, but later learned we were using the wrong tackle. It was on the to-do list for my recent trip back to NS bujt never got around to it.

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My son Mark and I went fishing yesterday for some seatrout . We caught 8 . I put them in the bottles whenever I got home . Now , you don't wonder what the poor people eat ......LMAO.........
We had some compaly while we were fishing . The friggin things .

Don , This is the gear we use to catch the shad . They work great . I put a swival om my line then I attach a 3 foot leader 6 or 8 lb to the swival and put a small bell sinker on the swival then tie the dart to the end of the leader . That gets out and down to the fish .

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Here is a pic of the trout befor they hit the cooker ,,
Don , I put my own tails on the darts with a little crystal flash added . They work a lot better . I'm one of the top dogs on the river ..... LMAO.......

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The secret to shad fishing is the retrive .Reel back with slow jerking motion . Little short pulls and keep reeling . It gets them ....

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