badin dam

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by McDreamy, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. McDreamy

    McDreamy New Member

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    i was wondering if anyone knew if the shad/ herring have started running at the dam off of highway 49 cause i need to go catch some to restock my bait tank
     
  2. Bryan8552

    Bryan8552 New Member

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    If noone knows, you might want to check for yourself. A friend of mine caught about forty hickory shad in the Roanoke at Weldon, NC last Thursday or Friday.
     

  3. Live Baiter

    Live Baiter New Member

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    The bait is not at the dam yet. Gar creek is the place you need to be..
     
  4. mhedrick

    mhedrick Member

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    Actually, the last time I fished Badin (2-16-08), out in front of the last houses up the river, right at daylight, the shad were almost thick enough to walk on. They were flipping everywhere. They were huge balls of bait on the depth finder. After about 30-45 min, they were gone. I never saw anything chasing them, and they were covering the entire bay where all the crappie fishermen drift. It shouldn't be long till they head to the banks.