Shad in the New River?

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA RIVERS TALK' started by CatHunterSteve, May 29, 2009.

  1. CatHunterSteve

    CatHunterSteve New Member

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    Snowville, Va
    Does the New River (between Claytor Dam and Bluestone) have shad in it and if it does where a good place to get them with a cast net? Can you get them below the rapids by wading or out of a boat?
     
  2. CatsNstripers

    CatsNstripers New Member

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    State:
    Smith Mountain
    I dont know about a population of shad, but i dont think it holds much of them. Maybe im wrong. Every time i've fished below claytor i always stuck with greensunfish and chubs. I fish Claytor i stick with shad.