Shad darts

Discussion in 'Shad Talk' started by blindfly69, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. blindfly69

    blindfly69 New Member

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    what exactly are shad darts and why do they work??? it baffles me that you can hook these fish that dont eat anything
     
  2. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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  3. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    Katmaster JR that is a really good article youwrote . thans for the info.
     
  4. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Thanks, I'm glad you like it, hope it helps.

    Zakk
     
  5. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    Hey Zakk, You done a really good job on your article, it was a good read.

    Attaboy.

    ST
     
  6. Boss Hogg

    Boss Hogg New Member

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    If you want to catch them you need to get a casting net.
     
  7. blindfly69

    blindfly69 New Member

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    i will never put down my cast net but im just wondering WHY can you catch these fish on these lures called shad darts
     
  8. Katmaster Jr.

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    Thank's Seedtick (Greg).

    Blindfly, a lot of shad hit those lures out of anger from what I know. The only thing Shad actually eat are plankton type of things I think.
     
  9. ears

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    Shad darts are used for hickory and american shad. They are a saltwater fish that runs up river in the spring to spawn they are not plankton eaters like gizzard shad and will hit darts and small spoons.
     
  10. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    that is correct, I was about to say that. gizzard shad don't bite shad darts from my experience.
     
  11. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    Ears beat me to it as well... The gizzards will only come in on shad darts if you snag them accidentally... I personally like using them for other species like trout in the fall... put a powerbait trout worm on one and they are fairly deadly on the river by my house... Never have caught any american shad or Hickory shad on them but never really tried either... will eventually i guess....

    They work though because of the angle of pull and that flattened head with a nice angle on it... causes the jig to rise when jigged... then it falls almost (depending on amount of slack line) with a glide to it... resembles minnow i guess or something like that... im not entirely sure...