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borntoscout
02-26-2016, 10:23 AM
By John Radovitch. 1970. Anyone remember this booklet put out by the DFG?

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salmonid
02-26-2016, 10:41 AM
I'd like to read that!

Is there a pdf version online?


By John Radovitch. 1970. Anyone remember this booklet put out by the DFG?

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Skypig
02-26-2016, 01:12 PM
I've looked in the past and was not able to find it. This YouTube vid is the best I have found on deboning a shad. This guy is an artist. I can do it pretty well on larger fish, but I'm a hack compared to what he does.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTAgJWTTm4I

borntoscout
02-26-2016, 02:48 PM
I'd like to read that!

Is there a pdf version online?

I can't find a pdf but Bibliomania apparently has some of the old printing for sale, $15.00.

http://www.bibliomania.ws/shop/bibliomania/87045.html

I tried several times to follow the 32 step boning directions and failed each time. The booklet also describes "shad bumping".

salmonid
02-26-2016, 03:12 PM
I can't find a pdf but Bibliomania apparently has some of the old printing for sale, $15.00.

http://www.bibliomania.ws/shop/bibliomania/87045.html

I tried several times to follow the 32 step boning directions and failed each time. The booklet also describes "shad bumping".

I just got the book from our library. Yeah that shad bumping looks like a lot of fun! Is it still legal to net shad?, need to check.

If you want I can send you a pdf after I scan it.

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/02/26/0ad08981d754e78e367c94f085cb5576.jpg

ApexPredator
02-26-2016, 03:20 PM
I've looked in the past and was not able to find it. This YouTube vid is the best I have found on deboning a shad. This guy is an artist. I can do it pretty well on larger fish, but I'm a hack compared to what he does.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTAgJWTTm4I

I was going to post this link. His knife skills and ability to take almost every piece of meat off fish is awesome.

salmonid
02-26-2016, 06:20 PM
Old school:
http://fishsniffer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=27814&d=1456539494

http://fishsniffer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=27815&d=1456539495

dsa2780
02-26-2016, 08:36 PM
Shad bumping used to be really popular I guess, town of Thornotn near the Mokelumne river had a big population of people that would shad bump. Friend knows one of the really old locals that said they used to go out and fill a garbage can with shad around Tower park on the south fork.

salmonid
02-26-2016, 09:12 PM
Shad bumping used to be really popular I guess, town of Thornotn near the Mokelumne river had a big population of people that would shad bump. Friend knows one of the really old locals that said they used to go out and fill a garbage can with shad around Tower park on the south fork.

Another shad bumping spot is Courtland, according to the guide. They used a wire mesh net made of chicken wire.

http://fishsniffer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=27818&d=1456549821

dsa2780
02-26-2016, 09:22 PM
Another shad bumping spot is Courtland, according to the guide. They used a wire mesh net made of chicken wire.






Yep. The old smoking house wasn't too far from my house where I grew up. Funny to think how much times have changed.

Mark I.
04-06-2016, 06:03 PM
See: How to clean American Shad (parts 1 and 2) by Captain Vincent Russo on you tube. Best shad cleaning instructions ever.