hickory shad or skipjacks?

Discussion in 'Shad Talk' started by Bambu, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Bambu

    Bambu New Member

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    how can you tell the difference? :confused2:
     
  2. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    skips have a bigger turned up crappie mouth, while a shad has a big ol nose and small mouth. there's pics in the library.
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Thanks for the info
     
  4. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Skipjack are sometimes erroneously called hickory shad; real hickory shad look a lot like gizzard shad but are only found along the east coast from Maine to upper Florida. Skipjack look (and fight) like baby tarpon.