One throw of the net

Discussion in 'Shad Talk' started by kenlaw76, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 New Member

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    I went out this morning to see if I could find any gizzard shad cause I am going out on Sat. morning. I was there about 5 min. till I found a spot that looked good to throw the net. In 1 cast I got 34 nice Shad. I could barely get the net in.:eek:oooh: Looks like I will have some good bait on Sat.
     

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  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Looking good on bait. Go catch some PBs.
     

  3. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Many times at Dardanelle Dam on the Arkansas River, I've had to be very careful about throwing my net; get too many in your net there, and you can be pulled into the swift current. When they're that thick, I prefer to use a shad dip net. Even then I'd get so many that it was difficult to lift the net. Unfortunately, since moving to Little Rock, that dam is almost 100 miles away, and getting shad in this area is extremely difficult.
     
  4. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    thats great man good luck on sat.
     
  5. Leftenant

    Leftenant New Member

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    Man, I would love to be able to find bait like that this time of year. Sometimes I spend as much as 2 or 3 hours just to get enough bait to fish with. It really cuts down on the active fishing time. What were the water temps and/or the conditions that you found them in? Current water temps where I am at are about 45 degrees and finding schooling shad in shallow water is tough.
     
  6. Earl1

    Earl1 New Member

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    where did you make the throw at were you at bel haven or futher north
     
  7. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    Geesh.Thats awsome
     
  8. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Ken,
    That's some prime bait. no excuses now, go get em...W
     
  9. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Wish I could find some like that around here....:angry:
     
  10. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    wow,thats a nice mess of bait,good luck fishin
     
  11. Stl-Stitch

    Stl-Stitch New Member

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    I hope the cats are as easy to find as the shad. Good luck and keep us posted.
     
  12. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Nice bunch of bait you got. We expect to hear a very postive fishing report and some great pictures. Just be careful out there on those waters this time of year.
     
  13. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    AMAZING net FULL!!!

    Bill in SC
     
  14. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    That something us James River guys can only dream of recently.
     
  15. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    That's why I bought a little 7 cubic foot freezer for my skipjack. I try to make a 250 mile trip over to Pickwick every year to restock it. I'd rather have fresh, but I do well with the frozen skippies.
     
  16. fishnvince

    fishnvince New Member

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    Good Luck Saturday.:big_smile:
     
  17. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    Now go meet your destiny!
     
  18. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 New Member

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    Thank's for the replies yall. I caught them in a cannal along the Skuke. above Philly. Tan (blacky) told me of an area that they snagged some at last winter while using rapala's. I figured I would try it out and bang. I think I am going to use my 4' castnet nextime
     
  19. red1691

    red1691 New Member

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    Man I wish I knew how to find shad like that on Santee! Do you give lessons:crazy:? How about the cats, how did you do?:roll_eyes:
     
  20. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    you have some good gut & cut there.....I like it..... good luck out there and be safe!