Today was nothing short of epic. Armed with sink tip fly lines and a row boat from the boat house, John and I set out. Within two casts we started hooking up and it didn't let up for a few hours.
|Me and a shad.|
|John with a nice American Shad|
For the most part we caught Hickory shad, but John managed the catch of the day when he landed this big American Shad. The Alosa sapidissima is a bigger shad and put up a great fight. This one DID NOT want to come to the boat.
|Another shad coming to the boat.|
The action today was fantastic. We caught over 40 between the two of us and that is probably on the low end. Fishing with John was a blast. He knew the spots to hit and I learned a lot.
If you haven't been out for shad, be sure to give them a try. I hope I can get back out one more time to catch these great fish before they head back to the ocean.