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Discussion in 'Shad Talk' started by catfishlarryiowa, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. catfishlarryiowa

    catfishlarryiowa New Member

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    hope you all don"t think this is a stupid question but this friend was catching bait in this creek. she said that they maid her hands very stinkey. so i described what a shad looked like an she said that sounds like it so my question is. can you catch shad on a hook an line?
     
  2. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    I am not sure on the names as it seems that different locations call fish
    different names. Skipjack are called shad or skipjack shad or skipjack herring.
    I think that they are probaly herring but they will bite artifisals and live
    bait. I have caught Hickory shad ( I think what some people call gizzard
    shad) on tuffie minnows fishing for crappie. The little threadfins, what
    some people call yellowtails would probaly bite a hook if you used a small
    hook and a pinch of worm.
     

  3. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    I agree with Poppa:cool2:
     
  4. Shad Man

    Shad Man New Member

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    Gizzard Shad will not take a bait. They can be snagged where legal. If they were catching them on a hook and line they may be skippys. Which are also in the herring family and stink just about the same.
     
  5. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    skip jack and hickory shad can be taken on jigs yellow tails and gizzard shad will not take baits they feed on plankton and algae
     
  6. healthydrink

    healthydrink New Member

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    It has been 15-20 years ago but I caught one in a pond that was probably about 1.5lbs. I did not know what a skipjack was back then but I could have sworn it was a gizzard shad. Had the same markings and smelled like a shad. It was probalby a skipjack someone had put in the pond though.
     
  7. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    Kentucky
    FYI, people around here often confuse mooneye with gizzard shad. Mooneye are big insect eaters and are readily taken with R & R.
     

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