Shad in the Scioto River

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by ec43146, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. ec43146

    ec43146 New Member

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    Has anyone had any luck catching shad in the Scioto?:confused2:
     
  2. misterwhisker

    misterwhisker New Member

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    Netted about 40 saturday in just a couple throws :wink:
     

  3. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    yes, the scioto is full oh huge shad...at times I can catch them by the 5 gallon bucket full.
     
  4. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

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    well i live about an hour towards cinci on the river in a town called aberdeen, and they are schooled up NICE about 10 more mins from me closer to cinci. and are heading this way, caught 14 the other day in about 10 throws, but in Ripley there are huge schools by the 100's and skipjack all around the schools, they are heading your way, should be there GOOD in the next week or so... coming up from the south man.
     
  5. ec43146

    ec43146 New Member

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    Thanks, I live in South Bloomfield so I'll give it a try. Do you usually throw in the riffles when you are looking for them? Thanks again guys.
     
  6. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I have my best luck catching scioto shad in slack water areas, especailly after heavy rain and the river is up..look for a slack water spottt wehere the water is up in the grass, should be sahd by the thousand,
     
  7. ec43146

    ec43146 New Member

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    Thanks for the advise, I am going to have to do some scouting and see what I can find.
     
  8. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

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    Uhh go to Wal-mart and buy u a pair of Berkley 1mm polarized glasses for like 10.00 and they help out 100%. I find it better to catch them in deeper holes of water, and they seem to like riprap very well. BUT WATCH OUT this will rip the crap out of your net. I like to find a sand bar about 8' deep and let it sink almost to the bottom and pull when its about a foot off the bottom. I have about the same luck doing this as letting it sink to the bottom ( with less snags of course ) Good luck man, they are moving towards you, i caught one yesterday about 10 inches long, with a few about 7 inches. i have 6 Gallon freezer bags in the freezer about 1/2 full of whole shad :D