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Sturgeon_Wacker
03-26-2014, 05:01 PM
If I am fishing from a boat for shad what size main line and what size leader do I use? I want to get my son on these for some all day fun. Thanks.

SHM
03-26-2014, 05:13 PM
Off a boat I would go with 8lb for mainline and 6lb for leader.

SHM


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WHT.RUS
03-26-2014, 05:31 PM
I use 6 lb main and 4 lb leader banking it.

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Sturgeon_Wacker
03-26-2014, 05:50 PM
Ok thanks. I will go spool up some reels.

LURKER916
03-26-2014, 06:16 PM
I use 4lb main 2 leader...... Lol


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Kaban12
03-26-2014, 06:19 PM
I usually use 10lb main. 6lb leader to save weights. I've caught them on 10lb leader so don't know if they're really line shy.

Bigg A
03-27-2014, 07:42 AM
Whatever # line you decide to go with, be sure to bring extra. River lions love grabbing fresh river tarpon off your line.... sometimes making a mad dash in a matter of seconds

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LURKER916
03-27-2014, 10:30 AM
You guys lose shad to sea lions on the Sac? That's insane!


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Bigg A
03-27-2014, 10:33 AM
You guys lose shad to sea lions on the Sac? That's insane!


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Hell yeah..... they stay above water watching to see somebody hook up. ... once you hookup they go under water for an easy meal. Damn river lions are pretty smart

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fishingfrieda
03-27-2014, 12:07 PM
Last yr. At discovery, a seal surfaced not two feet from me. Scared the crap out of me.

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LURKER916
03-27-2014, 12:16 PM
I knew they did that for salmon but come on now! Them pesky animals!


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Bigg A
03-27-2014, 12:30 PM
I've had them stay under the boat waiting..... go and net the fish and they grab it right before you dip the net down

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CAL.NDN
03-27-2014, 02:06 PM
Plenty enough of them to share with the lions just leave my salmon and steelhead alone.

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49erbassman
03-27-2014, 02:47 PM
Plenty enough of them to share with the lions just leave my salmon and steelhead alone.

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That's what I'm saying too!!


So many fish.....such little time

Bigg A
03-27-2014, 05:18 PM
Plenty enough of them to share with the lions just leave my salmon and steelhead alone.

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They can have all the Americans fish.......;)

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Jfitalia
03-28-2014, 01:53 PM
I use 4lb main 2 leader...... Lol


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he said from a boat not from shore. Good luck using 4lb with a 2lb leader on the sac.

LURKER916
03-28-2014, 01:56 PM
Don't start.


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CAL.NDN
03-28-2014, 01:58 PM
I use 4# with 4# on the sac from shore and never had a break off yet. But hey thats me. 2# I would go there.

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CAL.NDN
03-28-2014, 02:00 PM
I have flung a few 3/4 egg weights to the other side on break offs. That's the down side of 4# on the sac

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Jfitalia
03-28-2014, 02:14 PM
Don't start.


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Don't start? Don't start what? I gave my opinion just like you did. Using 2 lb is risky with that current and sea lions. I use straight 4lb for main and leader. I also have a 6 and 8lb set up.

I forgot I know nothing about shad. ;)

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LURKER916
03-28-2014, 02:19 PM
I'm gonna use 2lb main this year!

Well, it's really 10lb braid with the diameter of 2lb.


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Jfitalia
03-28-2014, 02:22 PM
I'm gonna use 2lb main this year!

Well, it's really 10lb braid with the diameter of 2lb.


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It's going to be yellow correct?

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LURKER916
03-28-2014, 02:28 PM
Quit picking on me!
Hahahaha. It's actually brownish. Will see if it works.


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49erbassman
03-28-2014, 03:07 PM
It's just shad you can use sewing thread hahahaha.


So many fish.....such little time

CAL.NDN
03-28-2014, 04:20 PM
Yep I would use 2 but don't trust the casting capability of it... but yea thread would work imho

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salmonid
03-28-2014, 05:55 PM
You shad people are almost worse than the salmon or steelie people with the many options available!

But seriously, any small diameter line will work as long as it gets down to the zone fast enough.

Don't overthink the shad,

LURKER916
03-28-2014, 06:07 PM
We are way better than salmon and steelie folk...

Wait, we are salmon and steelie folk! We fish folk period!

salmonid
03-28-2014, 06:12 PM
I know Banker, we are all the same!

Take care,



We are way better than salmon and steelie folk...

Wait, we are salmon and steelie folk! We fish folk period!

fishingfrieda
03-28-2014, 06:46 PM
I personally just use minted floss. Oooooohhhhhhhh

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WHT.RUS
03-28-2014, 06:55 PM
2-4lb leader = amazing fight with ultra light gear..

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timsaephan
04-26-2014, 09:48 AM
Never shad fished in the American River. I've always done good on the Sac.

Not sure how to set up on the AR. Planning to go out for a couple hours today. Any help would be appreciated.

49erbassman
04-26-2014, 10:10 AM
1/32 jig head champagne grub and a float/bobber or a split shot. Try different depths. Just left the AR. Hooked 10+ fish. Bite went dead after 10:30.


So many fish.....such little time

49erbassman
04-26-2014, 04:31 PM
Went back for the afternoon bite to see if I could put my two sons on a fish and it was dead! Great time with my boys though. It put a smile on my face though when my oldest said dad can we wake up early and come back out here, they should be biting then :)


So many fish.....such little time

LURKER916
04-26-2014, 05:02 PM
Of course today it was good ...

I was at Lake Berryessa. SMH...


Matt

monkey916
04-26-2014, 05:39 PM
Of course today it was good ...

I was at Lake Berryessa. SMH...


Matt
i heard that place is good if you want to catch algae... im not sure... that's the rumor...

LURKER916
04-26-2014, 05:50 PM
Lotta that there. And spawned out bass.


Matt

LURKER916
04-26-2014, 05:57 PM
And there are huge fish deep down, I just don't have a clue how to target them. And not much desire.


Matt

ThatOneGuy?
04-26-2014, 09:52 PM
i heard that place is good if you want to catch algae... im not sure... that's the rumor...

Hahaha... Those guys fish... I catch... learn to catch; not fish... I caught a cold today from Berryessa though and manage some dinky channel cats despite the wind, cold, and moisture. It's funny how much criticism that lake receive but it's a kept gem in the hay among the people who knows how to fish it.:7419ne:

ThatOneGuy?
04-26-2014, 09:57 PM
Never shad fished in the American River. I've always done good on the Sac.

Not sure how to set up on the AR. Planning to go out for a couple hours today. Any help would be appreciated.

Light line. 4-6lbs test, small jighead,(Pink, Green, White, Orange, color of skittles of your choice...) Pink or green grubs. Fish on a float OR drift with minimum weight close to the bottom but not rolling on the bottom. Feel for thump or tug at the end of drift...(or watch float sink) Simple as that. Easy slaughter fest out there if you're on the school. If not, then well, trekk till you find a LONG line of guys fishing. That's a tell tale sign of where they are too!:flyingpigs:

doneli
04-26-2014, 10:22 PM
shad is a hit and miss...hot today gone tomorrow...just keep at them and you will get them..good luck next time.