Shad Fishing

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  1. Slipstream

    Slipstream Active Member

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    I fish and I also tie and sells shad flies and jigs. I usually have them at Pat's Ranch Mart on Hwy 97 just south of Goldendale and in Goldendale at The McCredy Company on Main St. Tom
     
  2. cb3fish

    cb3fish Banned or Parked

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    Slipstream,

    That's really cool.

    Are you a legal licensed tier, registered with the Government? I'm a pro and pay taxes on my sales.

    Just curious.......Carl
     
  3. jwg

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    Below McNary dam its a boat fishing scenario, with Dick nite spoons, smallest size, red and silver is best, on a leader behind a diver of some sort. You have to get them to the bottom, 10-20 feet of water

    Or you can use little flashy jigs behind the diver. The diver may be a plug with the hoods removed.

    Hooked into a salmon once, chased it for 45 minutes before breaking it off on the 8 lb leader and light rod.

    Note that columbia shad runs crashed the last two years. don't know why

    jwg
     
  4. Slipstream

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    Carl, Yes I am registered with Washington State Department of Revenue. Tom
     
  5. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    To answer your question, yes.

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  6. Flyborg

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    Gods that shot gives me a boner.

    I usually try to maximize my by-catch when shad fishing (assuming by-catch is open, that is). I've had the most success on small pink or chartreuse flies, my favorite is the Sharp Steelie. It wiggles in the current and sinks well without added weight.
     
  7. Jack Devlin

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    Back East we used to go Shad fishing in the Delaware and the Hudson river. Shad were known as "poor man's salmon". All we used were very small gold hook shad darts on light line. Largest shad I ever caught was a 12 pound buck. Love shad roe cooked up in bacon fat. The rest of the fish we either smoked on oak planks or pickled. For whatever its worth. Jackd
    Photo of some typical "Back East" shad darts.
     

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  8. Joebe

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    We catch them on Sabaki Rigs in the surf here in New England. So anything flashy will work. We live line them for Stripers.
     
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    Now that's funny right there. I don't care who you are.
     
  10. Jim Darden

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    Carl...I'm unfamiliar with "cheap streetwalkers" can you clarify the dressing for those of us that are less experienced? ;)
     
  11. Slipstream

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    There goes the neighborhood. tom