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    Default First Shad

    Landed my first Hickory Shad on the Eastern Shore this morning. Never fish for this species before this morning. Had a great time, landed 5 in about 1 hour. Also landed several small perch and one 10" Rockfish. Was using shad darts with a white twisty tail. Didn't realize the pullage by this fish-loads of fun.

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    John
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    Nice going John. It was a fun outing. I'm glad you were able to add a new species to your list.

    P.S. The blueberry pancakes on the way home were a delicious bonus.
    John Veil
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    Author - "Fishing in the Comfort Zone" - light tackle fishing techniques for kayaks and small boats

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    Yes they were!
    John
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    It's always fun to catch a new species and open up more fishing possibilities.

    Shad, especially in current are a blast! Mini Tarpon!
    I don't know if I'd like to be able to fish for them year around. But definitely a good harbinger of the rest of fishing season.
    I was thinking today, after fishing the Susky (not great), that you start the season for them in winter jackets and hoodies freezing your butt off, and finish in T shirts by mid-May.

    Sometimes, when things are right, you can catch so many of them that it becomes boring (well, sorta)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bignose View Post
    It's always fun to catch a new species and open up more fishing possibilities.

    Shad, especially in current are a blast! Mini Tarpon!
    I don't know if I'd like to be able to fish for them year around. But definitely a good harbinger of the rest of fishing season.
    I was thinking today, after fishing the Susky (not great), that you start the season for them in winter jackets and hoodies freezing your butt off, and finish in T shirts by mid-May.

    Sometimes, when things are right, you can catch so many of them that it becomes boring (well, sorta)
    That's a good thing


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    John
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    Good for you, John.

    That's a nice outing.
    Mark

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    2 years ago I caught about 80 on 2 consecutive days and my shoulder was sore for a week.

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