shad and skipjack

Discussion in 'LOCAL VIRGINIA TALK' started by richmondherperman, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. richmondherperman

    richmondherperman New Member

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    Hay whare can i get some.And what dose it take to keep 24 big shad in a tank size wise.
     
  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    not sure where exactly, but any hot water discharge would be a good place to start. Keeping shad alive is a trick in itself. I would start with a round bait tank and a real good recirculation system
     

  3. richmondherperman

    richmondherperman New Member

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    What i mean is how big.
     
  4. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Seems like I remember reading that you should have one gallon for every 3 or 4 medium sized shad; so, I'd guess one gallon for every one or two large shad, depending on whether they were just large, or very large. As already stated, you'll need a round tank, or some kind of inserts to make square corners rounded, because shad will jam up in corners, bang their heads against the side of the cooler, and you don't get as good a water flow. You'll need lots of aeration to put plenty of oxygen into the water, and you'll need a good filtration system. There are also chemicals you can buy to help keep them alive. It's a LOT more complicated than keeping bream alive.