Shad cam

Discussion in 'Shad Talk' started by delawareriver, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. delawareriver

    delawareriver Member

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    http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/shadcam/

    should be up and running anyday now. last year they had it up 3/12 but i guess the river is flooding so you wouldnt see much even if they had it up.

    for those that dont know what it is ill explain it since i had alot of questions last year. the shad cam is a camera at a fish ladder next to a dam. shad, lampreys, and eels all make there trip up river this time of year. the shad go up to spawn as well as the lampreys i believe. the eels live in the river but migrate across the ocean to spawn. well thsi camera take pictures ever 4 or 5 seconds and if your lucky your get a glimpse of a fish. carp, smallmouth, panfish, minnows, and catfish, and if your real lucky even gar with the shad, lampreys, and eels have all been seen. happy watching!
     
  2. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy New Member

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    I saw a mess of stripers go through last year. When the fish buzzards, (Commorants) are hanging around the fish ladder by the hundreds, you know you will see loads of fish on the shad cam. I live about 5 blocks from the fish ladder. I love it.
     

  3. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    I cant wait till the Cam is up the cam became my morning ritual and made me late to work on more than one occasion LOL
     
  4. delawareriver

    delawareriver Member

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    haha trust me i think every one who watched it got caught up in it. i know i was also late to work and school more then once. hopefully there will be alot of activity this year. last year i didnt see to much but the year before i saw stuff everytime i turned it on!
     
  5. FISHINSANTEE

    FISHINSANTEE New Member

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    Thats a good idea I would like see other states doing this.
     
  6. delawareriver

    delawareriver Member

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    well jerseycat sent me a cam from PA but i think it will be some time before fish start really moving up here.

    i cant believe the reg shad cam isnt up yet, its making me anxious.
     
  7. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking forward to the Shad cam! I watched that thing a lot last year!:crazy: I just clicked the link and it's not ready yet!:sad2:
     
  8. fess

    fess New Member

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    I never saw the shad cam but I would love to see it. sounds cool
     
  9. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    well now they are both down and I have sent Emails to them both everyday and it looks like Virginia listened and posted an update now Im waiting on PA. I NEED MY FISH CAM :ah: But there is always the bonneville fish cam in the Northwest it is all trout and was gonna wait to post it when they start running but heck look it up there are some goin through it this time of year but its slow. Also the refresh time is 15 seconds
     
  10. delawareriver

    delawareriver Member

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    the shad cam is officialy open!! first picture i had 2 fish, and i already had another fish with the whole min i was watching it!
     

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  11. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Just watched for a few minutes.

    The only thing I saw was what looked like a school of carp.
     
  12. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    The Lord has finally answered my prayers LOL:worship: The shad cam is back. The other one is still down and fairwaters has yet to answer my EMAILS :angry:
     
  13. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat New Member

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    That is pretty sweet.
     
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  15. Icebox33

    Icebox33 New Member

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    Kewl..thanks for the link. More reality tv for me to watch! lol
     
  16. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    The Shad cam has been down for 5 days now! The river is flooding!:sad2:
     
  17. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    tons of fish moving through the cam today
     
  18. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    i wonder how hard it would be to get some of those cameras way down here in al. that could get addicting!
     
  19. C_wernett

    C_wernett New Member

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    I just realized I've been staring at this thing for like an hour and a half now! Earlier there were some decent sized blue cats following the shad, and I've seen two bass pass through also.
     
  20. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    I just seen about 15 in 8 frames!! Awesome stuff!