American shad AKA White shad, Atlantic shad

Discussion in 'Shad Talk' started by wolfman, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Walter Flack
    How good is this shad for bait? What species of catfish does it work the best for? Ive actually heard of people catching them to eat . Have you ever tried it?
     

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  2. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    I catch them every spring when the come up from the ocean to the tidal rivers to spawn. They get big too!

    They are prized out there for their row. I have harvest one before and it didn't taste bad at all, tasted like any saltwater fish.

    I have tried them for bait, but find the hickory shad and herring caught more catfish and stripers for me.