are they running yet.

Discussion in 'Shad Talk' started by litltman, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. litltman

    litltman New Member

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    I use to go shad fishing with a friend each year, I was to young to recall the month, and he is to old to remember me or anyone anymore, ( god bless him ) when he caught shad he would eat them like any other fish. It wasn't untill this year that I joined the BOC. that I found out you could use them for bait. ? is this. here in s,c. when do they run. I'm close to lynches river. 45 minutes from little pee dee river. I remember it was cold when he caught his shad.he used a green colored jig. on rod & reel. thanks. have a blessed day
     
  2. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    the run has started here in Ga,
    so I would say it has bro.
     

  3. C_wernett

    C_wernett New Member

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    We're seeing a few hickories move here, but not much on white shad yet from what I've heard, but we're a bit farther north too.
     
  4. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    froze up in indiana :angry:
     
  5. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy New Member

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    Hickory and American Shad start to show up in the James river around the 15th of March. By April 1 its wide open. By May 1 they have all spawned and left us for the year until next Spring.
     
  6. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    Don't think they are running down here yet. I am waiting to stock up.
     
  7. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Steve, I've heard of a few American and Hickory Shad being caught already in the Santee & Cooper Rivers, mostly bucks, but the best time will be later in February, March and into early April. Don't know about your area, because I've never fished for them up that way. :smile2: