Best way of catching shad (With A Pole)

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by TheCatfishingBoy, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. TheCatfishingBoy

    TheCatfishingBoy New Member

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    I was just wondering what is the best lure to catch shad with?
     
  2. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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  3. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    a sakibi rig or sabiki rig...not fur shore how ya spell it
     
  4. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Most shad feed on zoo plankton, most of the shad I have caught on a hook have been snagged. Shad are caught best with a cast net.
     
  5. duckriverdave

    duckriverdave New Member

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    I have yet to master throwing a casting net. Guess I need more practice.

    duckriverdave
     
  6. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    The only way I have ever caught them is with a cast net.
     
  7. flatheadhunterx

    flatheadhunterx Active Member

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    tie about 6 very small hooks on a line with a sinker on the bottom and jig in the depth the shad are hanging and they will bite it. usually on the fall. but catch 4 or 5 at once and they can make a mess of that rig.
     
  8. badkarma

    badkarma New Member

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    I've been casting baited hooks and jigs into spillways where there are lots of shad since 1962 and have yet to have one bite a hook.You have to catch them with a cast net or drop a wire basket with a rope tied to it off a wall into the water were the shad are running.
     
  9. tkbiker

    tkbiker New Member

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    Casting net is definetly the way to go. Ive never caught them with a pole either.
     
  10. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    Shad are pretty hard to catch with a rod but it is done a lot. The upper St John River in Florida is great when the shad run is on. Use light tackle and small crappie jigs in white or yellow. They jump like a tarpon when you get a 3 or 4 pounder. Search shad fishing on the internet to see more details..Oh yes, remember the St Johns runs north so the upper river is the head waters