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2008/02/28 08:40:57 (permalink)

Shad Fishing

Anybody fish for Shad in the Allentown area, will be there in the spring, wading fishing any info greatly appreciated.  John

thats a good fish, they are all good, some are gooder than others
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    cjbs2003
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/02 22:11:01 (permalink)
    I live in Virginia outside Washington DC, only experience I have with shad fishing is in the Potomac River. Not much opportunity to wade fish there though, only decent access is by boat or by shore in a few places. If you tried wading there, you'd be catfish bait.

    What ever floats your boat, just keep it on your side of the lake...
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    creel
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/03 14:59:59 (permalink)
    Thanks for the reply CJ, they say there is a lot of wade fishing in the Allentown area.  John

    thats a good fish, they are all good, some are gooder than others
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/03 20:11:04 (permalink)
    creel;
    I think they have a shad feast in new hope bucks co. every year.  Not sure when.  I have never fished for shad, so not too familiar with it.
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/05 23:23:41 (permalink)

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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/05 23:34:05 (permalink)
    Ive only fished in the delaware.Fun time.We used dart jigs.If they are running and you hit them right good times acomming .You cast the dart upriver.And reel in slowly .If you dont reel in it will snag.I dont know if you ever fished for them but super soft lips.Set the drag very light and play the fish.I use 6lb line and i was still tearing their lips.I set the drag like i had 3lb test on and what a blast.We fished by dingmens ferry(i dont know if i said that right)I live by nyc.I hope this helps out.
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/06 20:12:48 (permalink)
    I went to a meeting about twenty years ago with the guy who invented the shad dart.  they are supposed to be awesome!
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/06 20:40:03 (permalink)
    The darts worked really great.Very strange way to fish though.You should try it out,When they run im gonna try to make another trip to the delaware.Shad are very acrobatic fish.We caught some in the 5 pound range but i hear they get bigger.
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/06 20:49:45 (permalink)
    I would like to try it, I am only about 45 minutes from Lambertville where they do a lot of shad fishing.
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/06 21:30:23 (permalink)
    Lambertville is it by lords valley or digmens ferry.?Im Bad at geography and spelling.
    post edited by jonnyfishon - 2008/03/06 21:31:13
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/06 21:37:09 (permalink)
    Its by New Hope, I have'nt heard of those places you mentioned!
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/06 21:43:25 (permalink)
    Ill break out the map and buy some darts online.Would love to do that again.
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/06 21:44:36 (permalink)
    let me know where you get the darts, I may give it a try1
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/06 21:46:47 (permalink)
    I got one of those pontoon boats.Im getting another one for my girl(and my friends)(mainly friends just got to tell her that. That might shut her up,for a little while.If i make a solo trip i look you up?
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/06 21:53:19 (permalink)
    I would like to get in on a shad trip unless you are a Yankees fan too, I live near Inuk I know allot of guys wade up by lambertville/New hope area...unfourtunately I don't know any hot spots because I have never really went after the shad.

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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/06 22:18:42 (permalink)
    I would like to get in on a shad trip unless you are a Yankees fan too, I live near Inuk I know allot of guys wade up by lambertville/New hope area...unfourtunately I don't know any hot spots because I have never really went after the shad.

    Its not the same" Droping the gloves in baseball"Good guess?George(the boss)pays us to make him look good .At least im not a boston fan.We really didnt "pick a spot"they just have to be there i guess.It was a great time.looking foward to it.Ill wear my cammo yankee hat
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/06 22:58:56 (permalink)
    Thanks for all the replies.  John

    thats a good fish, they are all good, some are gooder than others
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/07 20:23:31 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: jonnyfishon

    I got one of those pontoon boats.Im getting another one for my girl(and my friends)(mainly friends just got to tell her that. That might shut her up,for a little while.If i make a solo trip i look you up?

     
    johnny, definately, I would love to give it a shot.  Tippy and I could meet you and we promise not to bust your balls too much for being a Rangers fan.  F- Jagr and Gomez
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/07 20:57:48 (permalink)
    johnny, definately, I would love to give it a shot.  Tippy and I could meet you and we promise not to bust your balls too much for being a Rangers fan.  F- Jagr and Gomez

    LOL kick in the balls,hey i droped the gloves.5min for both of us.The clock is ticking,and the rangers are winning.I wounder if anyone tried tying a shad dart type fly.That would be stupid fun off a boat or pontoon.I hope to choke,I mean fish with you soon.We can invite the flyers to fish with us since they will have so much free time.
    post edited by jonnyfishon - 2008/03/07 22:46:06
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/07 22:48:49 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Inukshuk

    Its by New Hope, I have'nt heard of those places you mentioned!

     
    The good news is im only 81 miles from new hope.Shad on.
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/08 11:31:03 (permalink)
    Johnny:

    Now you did it picking on my Flyers.  Once they get everyone back there will be trouble for your Rangers.  Especially that cheap shot artist Shawn Avery #16.
    Used to fish for shad above Port Jervis on the N.Y. side of the Delaware.  You have to know when they are running to catch them.  They are caught all along the Delaware as they move upstream to spawn.  My best luck was with 6lb. test line, light drag, red/white or yellow/red shad darts w/white tail.  They do put on quite an acrobatic display once hooked.
    No problem fishing from shore in the past, but many areas may now be restricted.  Haven't fished Port Jervis area for shad in 10-12 years.

    Eagle Ed
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/08 13:23:42 (permalink)
    Now you did it picking on my Flyers.  Once they get everyone back there will be trouble for your Rangers.  Especially that cheap shot artist Shawn Avery #16.

    I cant wait.Its not as much fun beating a team thats not healthy.We all have our "cheap shot artist"Avery is just better at it.The red darts with the white tail did the job for me as well.Im thinking 4 pound might be better.Havent had a lot of time fishing shad,And when we did catch them it wasnt during the major run just a small run.Good luck tonight againts the NYI.
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/08 13:37:10 (permalink)
    eagle ed, thanks for revealing yourself, us Flyers fans have to stick together, especially when we are outnumbered by stinking penguins and ranger fans. 
    thanks for the shad info also.
     
    Jonny- When are the shad running?  F- Jagr, Gomez, Drury and Shanahan
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/08 14:17:41 (permalink)
    I think they ussually run mid April to mid Mat, but I could be wrong

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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/08 14:24:09 (permalink)
    This year should be earlier than usuall.Little snow melt and warm temps should bring them in by the 3rd week in march.They run untill may.April is the time i fished them.If i remember correctly it was around april 7 we did well.Im gonna make a run up about the same time.If i hear they made it up to Lambertville any earlier ill let you know.Its close enough for me to do sunday day trips.F-flyers.
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/17 20:42:31 (permalink)
    Sounds good, let us know.....F Jagar right in the brown eye

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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/20 12:39:33 (permalink)
    Tippy, Inuk,  I am in too when you decide to get the trip together.  I fished the Del once a long time ago up by New Hope and would like to give it another try.
     
    A guy here at work shad fishes and swears by the "darts".

    ...just watch for the twitch and then bring on the thunder!
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/21 11:04:24 (permalink)
    Tippy,
     
    Aren't you going to invite the rest of us?
     
     
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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/23 18:15:37 (permalink)
    All dough nuts are welcome, I'm sure catching chrome would be a valuable asset with his vast knowledge of fresh water fishing and netting ability.

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    RE: Shad Fishing 2008/03/24 17:10:25 (permalink)
    If we are going to shad fish, we better organize something soon, I heard the strippers are already in the river, which means the shad are already here.
     
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