Skipjack or Shad!!??

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by Chicago, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. Chicago

    Chicago New Member

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    Anyone know where I can catch some skipjack or shad in IL? I live in Chicago, so I have a better chance at fishing a murder weapon out of the water up here than shad or skipjack.

    When I hit the southern states skipjack is plentiful.

    My blues at Powerton are caught on cut bass and channel cat, but I would LOVE to bring some cut shad next time. Any places near powerton that I can get em?
     
  2. tswebb71

    tswebb71 New Member

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    Nick, I am not familiar with Powerton lake, but I assume shad are native to the lake. I doubt that there are any skipjack in the lake. If not, I wouldn't use them. I would stick to shad.
     

  3. backwoodsman68geric

    backwoodsman68geric New Member

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    Throw/cast net used around concrete walls etc ought to get you a few shad.