View Full Version : Garcia Bend 5/20/2018

05-22-2018, 10:41 AM
I made another attempt at shad on Sunday with my family. Actually, I was out Wednesday too, but we only got 2 shad after the downpour.

On Sunday, we anchored just across from Yolo Stan's Marina in 16 feet of water. Between 3:00 and 5:00 pm we managed 5 keeper shad, and two tiny shad (6 inchers?!? - never seen that before). Fish came on Dick Nite spoons and 1 inch grubs.

The action shut off at 5 pm. No other bites - off the water at 7:30 pm. I've noticed in the Sacramento Area, the fish seem to be midday biters. 8:00 am to 3:00 pm seems to be the window, at least for me.

Weather: Southwest wind, sunny, about 75 degrees
Tide: big outgoing tide

This is one of my bigger shad I've caught...22 inches

My son with another big one

My daughter with two back to back