catching shad?

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by ohiocattin15, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. ohiocattin15

    ohiocattin15 New Member

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    do any of you guys use sabiki rigs to catch carp?
     
  2. catcrazed

    catcrazed New Member

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    Never man, we just use sibikis to catch skipjack. every once in a great a white bass will grab on but I cant say Ive ever got carp.
     

  3. ohiocattin15

    ohiocattin15 New Member

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    lol im sorry, i meant shad. i just happened to be watching a video on carp fishing. whoopse
     
  4. Angler4life

    Angler4life New Member

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    Just cast nets or umbrella nets.
     
  5. ohiocattin15

    ohiocattin15 New Member

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    ive tried my cast net and it seems like when i get close enough to a school of shad they move. ill try around some docks at indian lake tomorrow morning
     
  6. Golden

    Golden New Member

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    I caught a carp on a rooster tail the other day at east fork. but not a sabiki
     
  7. kitsinni

    kitsinni New Member

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    I don't think you will be catching shad on a lure unless you snag them. They don't eat bugs. Mooneye look a whole lot like shad and they will attack small lures like that. I think the shad we usually use (gizzard and threadfin) eat plankton.
     
  8. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Cast net is the way to go to catch shad.
     
  9. ohiocattin15

    ohiocattin15 New Member

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    good news guys...indian ake must be loaded with shad cuz i got some on every cast of the net. i fish a stone cory close to my house thats loaded with channels. there are alot of shad in there too but the problem is i cant catch any with my net. i bet i can catch them easier on indian lake because its much shallower

    thanks for your input guys i think my problem is solved
     
  10. JBrooks

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    Wish I knew where Indian Lake was at, I'd love to give it a try. ;):big_smile:
     
  11. ohiocattin15

    ohiocattin15 New Member

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    its in logan county. if you know where interstate 33 is head west on 33 and cruise untill you run into lakeview, you can see it from the road. (im guessing your from southern ohio)
     
  12. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

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    SW. I'm in Cincinnati. :tounge_out:
     
  13. kitsinni

    kitsinni New Member

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    I have always found a lot of shad in East Fork also.
     
  14. WhoJosh

    WhoJosh New Member

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    I've been getting some pretty good shad in my friends cast net lately, thats the only way I know how to catch them.
     
  15. f155mph

    f155mph New Member

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    Just wondering if you guys freeze your shads or use them live?
     
  16. Colsrob

    Colsrob Active Member

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    Very difficult to keep them alive long. Best bet...keep a few for live, but put the rest on ice as soon as you catch them. Keeps them from getting 'stale' after they die. Fresh frozen is the way to go.