When is the time for shad?

Discussion in 'KENTUCKY RIVERS TALK' started by bnt55, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. bnt55

    bnt55 New Member

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    Just curious if anyone was catching any lately, I always have the hardest time catching decent sized shad this time of year. There is a warm water discharge that I can catch some smaller bait in but never any decent sized shad?

    Bill
     
  2. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    I heard that lots of people are just catching small one. Have not tried for any yet my self.
     

  3. crazyKat

    crazyKat New Member

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    look for inlets off the river where they work on barges. we have no problem finding them. we been catching them in the net around 8 to 10 inches. big shad. fat and healthy
     
  4. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thanks for the info. Me and Mankind are hitting the Ohio tomorrow and some fresh Shad would be really nice!:cool2:
     
  5. John Jennings

    John Jennings New Member

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    my buddy and i hit a large school in cloverport off the 105 ramp.
     
  6. crazyKat

    crazyKat New Member

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    hey guys we are having a tourny in henderson on the 19th and HEY John we are gna be back at hawesville in may for a tourny at the cannelton dam area. would love for ya to come down.
     
  7. John Jennings

    John Jennings New Member

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    Looking forward to a tourney, I will mark it on the calendar!
     
  8. sleazyj187

    sleazyj187 New Member

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    if you are close to eastern kentucky, try over at cumberland steam plant, you will catch a whole bunch of them, medium to good sized ones.