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Wild Hunt
06-04-2015, 11:45 PM
This year is my first year shadding. A month back, I landed a lot and lost alot. Now it seems to have slow...I was told that the peak of the run is already over. When do you shad vets stop fishing for shad?


06-05-2015, 06:10 AM
What river? The American and yuba will go through next month. More fish are moving up with the increased flows.

Double Haul
06-05-2015, 07:11 AM
depends on where you want to fish. Sounds like the American flows are up so that will draw the shad up the American. The sac at Verona should be about over. Usually when the flows come up on the American it will pull the fish in and the sac slows down. Tons of fish way up the Sac above Butte City. This should go till the end of June, but with the lower flows and the water temp at around 70 deg. the shad may do their thing soon and boogy.

Wild Hunt
06-05-2015, 11:20 AM
I guess that explains the slow down on the Sac. Might try AR next then.


06-05-2015, 01:52 PM
I've been fishing the AR the past three days and have caught around five shad each trip.

06-05-2015, 02:13 PM
I don't have my daughter this weekend so I might go hit the AR in hopes of hooking up on some of these little stinkers!