Yesterday I took off early from work, launched my Tarpon 14 from Fletcher's Boathouse In Upper NW DC and paddle about a mile north to just south of Chain bridge. The area is packed, I mean , Packed with American and Hickory Shad. I used a double shad dart set up, with a chartreuse at the top and a red and white following. I caught one hickory and 11 American Shad in less than 2 hours including my all time best a 4 pound American. I highly recommend this trip to anyone in the area.