How to catch shad

Discussion in 'Shad Talk' started by Freeman.360, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Freeman.360

    Freeman.360 Guest

    in south carolina all the times of the year. also does anyone know about murray or monticello
     
  2. Shimano

    Shimano New Member

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    CJ at Murray you can put out sodium lights after dark and wait for the herring to come in then cast on them. If you want gizzard shad go into the back of the creeks and throw around the lay downs just be careful not to cast into the tree itself and watch out for gar they make nasty looking holes in your net. A 3/8 mesh or 1/2 inch mesh net works best for herring and a 5/8 mesh works best for gizzards.

    Shane
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    CJ, good luck fishing brother,

    The Shad are easiest to catch with a cast net, anywhere there is a difference in water current or temp. These are the kind of places they like. If you can get both factors in one place it makes it that much better.
     
  4. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    CJ, If you don't have any lights, you can usually catch shad around the marina dock lights.