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This is what I was up to today

4 shad this morning and 1 this evening .I'm done for the day .The limit is 5 per day I gave the 2 smaller ones to a friend that was fishing beside me . I have the 24 incher in the oven as we speak .

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Shad

I have noticed there is a lot of real big shad in the river this year . More so than the past 2 or 3 years . I have close to 30 in the freezer now for next trapping season . That should fill the bill nicely .

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This is what I was up to today

I'm jealous, were you spin fishing or fly fishing?
How are the sea runs? I've caught all of 1 trout this year a monster 4.5 incher, after results like that those 2.5-4lb smalmouth are just calling my name.

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shad fishing

We use shad darts . The water is too high for good fly fishing . I don't bother too much with the trout . The river I'm fishing ,your only aloud 1 trout ,either speckle or brown and they have to be 14 inches long to keep . We just got s load of rain last night so the river is going to stay up for a while yet . A raise in the water seems to make for a litter better shad fishing though . Not good for the fly .

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This is what I was up to today

I wouldn't complain too much about catching shad like those, they've got to be between 2 and 4 pounds, hell of a way to spend a day, even if you didn't keep any. Where about are you in NS if I get a chance I may try and sneak away for a day If the shad are sill running when i visit the cousins down there.

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I'm not too far from Brookfield . About 5 Klm . Got 5 more last evening . Count is up to 90 now . We got a good rain last night so tha might make for some good fishing . The shad should be good for a few weeks yet .

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This is what I was up to today

I don't fish for them but i guesss a lot of people out here do. Mostly they are used as bait for other fish and crabs. Nobody ever talks about eating them. I've heard they are boney? I assume they are good as you said one was in the oven now.

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shad

Just got back from the river ,2 more to add to the tally . Don , They sure are boney ,but they are very tasty . I consumed 3 so far . When I clean the fish I lay it on it's side and cut the belly skin off close to where the heavy meat of the upper part of the fish starts . This elimates a lot of bone . I sprinkle it with BBQ spice ,some salt and pepper a little butter and a squrit of lemon juice .Then I roll it up in tinfoil and bake it in the oven . Cook at 350 deg F for 45 mins. to an hour . .Don't take long to cook fish . Now if I could just talk Hammer into a good feed of eels .... LMAO

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shad fishing

2 more shad and I've reached the 100 mark . I'll have to get into the trout fishing after the shad are done in the river . 1st of july the river goes to fly fishing only . 1 trout either brown or speckle and must be 14 inches or longer to keep .

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shad

I have passed the 100 mark .Total count is now 130 shad

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shad

The shad count has reached 142 as of yesterday . No fishing today .I'm getting our gear ready for a trout fishing trip. We're going to Guysborugh for some Browns , Searun brookies and maybe some Rainbows . We're leaving tomorrow around noon and comming back on Sunday . Should have some good pics to post .

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