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RonM
03-15-2007, 01:17 PM
Place your 2007 Shad fishing reports here.

RIGHTHOOK
03-15-2007, 04:49 PM
And remember boys, first AUTHENTIC posted report and pic of a 2007 AMERICAN RIVER SHAD gets a ceegar from FinAddict and a five pack of shad grubs from me......and I challenge the rest of the regulars to make the pot even richer and more interesting!




BRING ON THE SHAD!!!!!!!

Double_D
03-15-2007, 05:53 PM
Time to start talken Shad Smack, if we can't do it on the river we do it on and open forum....ok RIGHTHOOK here is my contribution...one new in the box, never been opened Okuma Epixor EF15 spinning reel, perfict for Shad fishing with an ulta light rod.......... :P..who's next...bring it chumps :D
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/7735/efwy8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Know_Excuses
03-15-2007, 05:56 PM
Oh I cant wait!!! This year for sure I am getting into them ;D ;D I only lve like 15 mins from the american for petes sake ;D

Farrier_Frank
03-15-2007, 06:37 PM
This is starting to look interesting... and I've never fished for shad.

Might have to change that, though, and see if I can make it down there with my ultra light gear and give it a try and win me a new real. 8-)

dimpala95
03-16-2007, 02:26 AM
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/3489/i113964sn01gl4.jpg
Here's my contribution, a 1/4lb spool of #4 line. That's 2850 yards of line.

kingcole
03-16-2007, 05:39 AM
I throw in a pack of those BPS 1/32 jig heads I mentioned in my post. *I don't know how to do the pretty picture like D does but if he will pm me on how to do it or i can send him a picture of them.


I'll also inclued stars for your car if you don't already have them.

Double_D
03-16-2007, 07:04 AM
I really don't expect to win....but winning box full of *fishing stuff is getting exciting......I plan on throwing in more fishing goodies into the pot.....so who else wants to add something......also the contest is not just for the names in the who's going to get the first Shad poll, it's open to any fish sniffer...... :D




I've got three more fishing related items that will go into the pot, I'll post the pics of items tonight or tomorrow. ;)

sactotitan
03-16-2007, 07:40 AM
I'll throw in a catered (PB&J and soda) fishing trip in my tracker for the lucky SOB.

chrome-addict
03-16-2007, 09:59 AM
Went out the other morning. Did a little fishing below Lower Sunrise. Got 2 violent take-downs on a mini-crawler/pink puff/float *combo ...most likely spring steelhead.

Sorry, no shad to report :-/.

dimpala95
03-16-2007, 12:07 PM
I went out this morning trying in vain to find a shad. No such luck. I did get a pretty good hit at upper Sunrise but it didn't stay hooked. Oh well, I've got tonight and the rest of the weekend to find me a shad.

Pimpinmeat
03-16-2007, 01:57 PM
You've got to look lower in the river , but it's way to early to get them now. But, there's no harm in trying. Try Paradise, there's good water there and good spring steelhead spots.

RIGHTHOOK
03-16-2007, 04:06 PM
Time to start talken Shad Smack, if we can't do it on the river we do it on and open forum....ok RIGHTHOOK here is my contribution...one new in the box, never been opened Okuma Epixor EF15 spinning reel, perfict for Shad fishing with an ulta light rod.......... :P..who's next...bring it chumps :D
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/7735/efwy8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Now thats just plain good stuff DD thats what im talkin about......now the rest of you sniffers pony up..... ;D Us shad regs will have you ALL hooked on the shad before you know it!

dimpala95
03-16-2007, 07:36 PM
You've got to look lower in the river , but it's way to early to get them now. But, there's no harm in trying. Try Paradise, there's good water there and good spring steelhead spots.

I started out at Watt and worked my way upriver. I fished for shad, stripers and steelies with negative results. I know it's early but since I'm up here I may as well use my time wisely. ;) :)

dimpala95
03-16-2007, 07:39 PM
I fished a couple spots this evening with negative results. Looks like this may be a bobber year. The flows are down a lot. :o I wasn't even using a split shot and I was hitting bottom pretty regularly with a 1/16. :(

Pimpinmeat
03-16-2007, 10:09 PM
This could be the year of the fly fisher with the flows as low as the are. Anybody who wants to chase them with fly rod for the first time, hit me up when they start chewing. ;D

dimpala95
03-17-2007, 04:31 AM
I may take you up on that offer. I've got a Sage 5wt sissy stick that would do the trick nicely. All I need a a matching reel and fill it with the proper line.

Double_D
03-17-2007, 03:58 PM
This could be the year of the fly fisher with the flows as low as the are. Anybody who wants to chase them with fly rod for the first time, hit me up when they start chewing. ;D

I would not have any problim lowering my self by fishing with a sissy stick in your new drift boat.
http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/6268/scheer05hy3en4.jpg
here it is guys the USS pimpinmeat or a Harvesters sled ;D

SalmonSeeker
03-17-2007, 06:49 PM
Must one put something into the pot in order to win it???

Double_D
03-17-2007, 07:28 PM
Must one put something into the pot in order to win it???

No...it's open to any fish sniffer, you don't need to add anything.....and since I hooked up a striper on top water today, I'm feeling generous, I will also throw in a head lamp...it's handy when getting to or from your fishing hole when it's dark.....here is a photo of the head lamp new in the box.

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/5956/im000447qc0bu0.jpg

RonM
03-17-2007, 07:38 PM
Have you guys decided when you are going to meet for this gathering. Sounds like it should be a Shad Fest thread instead of a fishing report thread.

FinAddict
03-17-2007, 07:55 PM
No real reports for another 30-45 days. This is just killin time and havin a little fun.

pez
03-17-2007, 07:55 PM
come on guys less talk and more fishing. I bet you anything that the feather has some shad right below the falls at Shangai Bend. The last couple of years I was catching shad of the feather (and bigger ones) when no fish hadn't arrived to the american. Worst case scenario you can catch some monster stripers at the pool below the rapids.

PlugROCKSTAR
03-17-2007, 08:00 PM
Please send the items to me and krzyfshrmn Immediately. :P

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y49/916steelhead/916shadx2.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y49/916steelhead/EricsAlmost5lbsShad.jpg


RUN, What you BRUNG

Double_D
03-17-2007, 08:09 PM
come on guys less talk and more fishing. I bet you anything that the feather has some shad right below the falls at Shangai Bend. The last couple of years I was catching shad of the feather (and bigger ones) when no fish hadn't arrived to the american. Worst case scenario you can catch some monster stripers at the pool below the rapids.

where you been......time to start driving again ;)

pez
03-17-2007, 08:11 PM
are you guys claiming the rewards? :o that photo is from 2006.

HOG-ON
03-17-2007, 08:16 PM
Please send the items to me and krzyfshrmn Immediately. *:P

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y49/916steelhead/916shadx2.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y49/916steelhead/EricsAlmost5lbsShad.jpg


RUN, What you BRUNG





NICE TRY BABY KILLERS

pez
03-17-2007, 08:20 PM
wassss up Double D? I've been having some remodeling at home for the last couple of months and haven't done much fishing ....but now I'm ready for revenge. I have the micro lite from basspro ready to rip some shad lips.

PlugROCKSTAR
03-17-2007, 08:23 PM
are you guys claiming the rewards? :o that photo is from 2006.


Oooooppppssss ;D

Double_D
03-17-2007, 08:24 PM
wassss up Double D? I've been having some remodeling at home for the last couple of months and haven't done much fishing ....but now I'm ready for revenge. I have the micro lite from basspro ready to rip some shad lips.

I'll keep you posted......nice top water striper bite starting up. ;) you going to be ready for the surf? or some evening top water in Oaktown and Alameda

pez
03-17-2007, 09:00 PM
Just say when and where. PM me, I'm always checking the boards. A couple more months and I'll pounding Rockway beach ;) in the mean time I'll be fishing the tail end of the steelhead season and looking for the first shad.

dimpala95
03-17-2007, 09:32 PM
Look what I got today. NOT!

http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/9758/hookedupagain4rf.jpg

http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/2900/shaddamageassessment0040yo.jpg

http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/3125/shaddamageassessment0025uw.jpg

BigOkieWhiteBoy916
03-18-2007, 02:00 AM
Look what I got today. NOT!



Do I look like A gulli-bull or even a gulli-calf ;D

530hammer
03-19-2007, 12:40 PM
:oi fished the lower part of the river on the way home from working like 5 days ago and i caught one on a trout pattern bomber small one but there showing i seen them jumping about half mile from the sac river i gotta get my camera im going back by there tomarrow ;D im going to get a picture for you guys

dimpala95
04-01-2007, 10:43 PM
Well, it's April fools and nobody claiming the first shad yet?

Double_D
04-02-2007, 06:35 PM
for a second we thought sportyguy66 might have had the first one, something he set the hook on came out of the water near shore and spit the hook.....Mr.Striper and CAsnookman and myself saw it.....but were not sure what it was....... 8-)

hunkfisher
04-03-2007, 10:04 AM
Really wished i got into this last year never got the chance too, but this is the year ill be reading the reports getting ready for the shad to come up in swarms i have a 6wt fly rod i wanna try to if anybody wants to school a rookie send me a pm.

Brad "Hunkfisher"

[smiley=swimmingfish.gif]

PS i work at and outdoors shop ill see what i can do for a prize pack. ;)

PlugROCKSTAR
04-03-2007, 07:32 PM
cottonwood 8-)

dimpala95
04-03-2007, 09:36 PM
cottonwood 8-)

I know. They're starting to bloom. It's almost time. I may have to try another recon this weekend.

PlugROCKSTAR
04-04-2007, 02:19 PM
cottonwood 8-)

I know. They're starting to bloom. It's almost time. I may have to try another recon this weekend.


I'm getting ready to leave the house now and check out a few places. Another freakin' weekend coming and i can't fish it. >:(

ric1ric
04-04-2007, 03:10 PM
As I was driving around Rio Linda today the cottonwood was floating around everywhere. It must be almost time.

Is there any word from freeport yet?

RIGHTHOOK
04-04-2007, 04:06 PM
cottonwood 8-)



I was thinking the very same thing as I drove home today from work and saw one float past the ol' windshield....wont be long now boys....not long at all.

Double_D
04-04-2007, 04:59 PM
Saw the same thing on hwy 24 through Lafayette today 8-) I'm throwing more into the first Shad of the season pot......1 Tango Dancer top water Striper plug.
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/8222/tangodancer95yo9.gif (http://imageshack.us)
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9734/im000449gb9zb6.jpg
along with the other stuff, head lamp and ultra light reel new in the box never opened
http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/5956/im000447qc0bu0.jpg
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8922/efle5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
The reel is a new in the box never opened Okuma Epixor EF15.

WAsB16a
04-04-2007, 07:42 PM
i was at freeport today, no shad yet but somebody told me the delt has shad.

RIGHTHOOK
04-05-2007, 04:33 PM
Saw the same thing on hwy 24 through Lafayette today 8-) I'm throwing more into the first Shad of the season pot......1 Tango Dancer top water Striper plug.
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/8222/tangodancer95yo9.gif (http://imageshack.us)
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9734/im000449gb9zb6.jpg
along with the other stuff, head lamp and ultra light reel new in the box never opened
http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/5956/im000447qc0bu0.jpg
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8922/efle5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
The reel is a new in the box never opened Okuma Epixor EF15.
[smiley=clap.gif]Excellent....got some great goodies in the pot for this bet [smiley=thumbsup.gif].


LET THE MINI TARPON GAMES BEGIN

Double_D
04-05-2007, 05:07 PM
you local guys will need to do the foot work, as far as getting a picnic table reserved at Goethe for the simi Shad fest and goodies give away...if it coast money let me know and I'll have pimpinmeat pay for everything ;D pick a date in the middle of the season and lets go for it. ;)

Trout_Terminator
04-05-2007, 05:23 PM
does this pot apply to anyone, or is it only for the people that put stuff in? and does the shad have to be caught by bank, or can it be caught by boat?

Americansteel
04-05-2007, 08:26 PM
it is open to all sniffers, i believe. and open to all modes of transportation

dimpala95
04-05-2007, 08:37 PM
I have not seen any restrictions exlcluding boaters but they do have an advantage over the bankies.

Double_D
04-05-2007, 08:44 PM
does this pot apply to anyone, or is it only for the people that put stuff in? and does the shad have to be caught by bank, or can it be caught by boat?


ANY FISH SNIFFER CAN HAVE A CRACK AT THE GOODIES...YOU JUST HAVE TO HAVE A PHOTO WITH THE DATE ON IT, GOODIES WILL BE GIVEN AWAY AT THE SHAD FEST.......GOOD LUCK

vlad
04-05-2007, 09:22 PM
I've gotta try the spot I caught some shad last Thanksgiving ;) May be the shad is still (or already is) there. [smiley=angling.gif]

FinAddict
04-06-2007, 04:27 AM
Its gotta be an American river fish! No delta, Freeport, Minnow Hole, ect.

ric1ric
04-06-2007, 05:57 AM
When is the Shad fest?

kingcole
04-06-2007, 08:50 AM
When is the Shad fest?


Yeah good question. Any of you Sacramento guys want to take the lead.

Can we possibly dream that the Magazine would give us an article talking about BANK fishing for shad?

Cal can you give us some love and devote a few inches to Bankie Shad Cult?

kingcole
04-06-2007, 08:55 AM
Here is a list of what the first shad caught inthe AMERICAN River wins.

To qualify one must have a dated photo or a photo and confirmation by a legit sniffer. The group of persons donating items will agree on the winner.

Prizes will be delivered on date & location TBD (some time in June?).

Sniffer Stars for your truck/car - By KingCole
Pack of 1/32 BPS Gamakatsu red hook jigs - By KingCole
Tango Dancer Top water Striper Plug - by Double_D
Halogen Headlamp - By Double_D
New in the Box Okuma Epixor EF15 Spinning reel - by Double_D
1/4lb spool of Cabelas Pro Line #4 test. = 2850 yards of line - By D impala95
Catered (PB&J and soda) fishing trip in his tracker boat - By Sactotitan
five pack of shad grubs - By RightHook
Cuban ceeegar - By FinAddict


All we need is a rod & split shot to complete the full set up (Cal you got connections, i saw Mr. Loomis right on the Angler West Show once)


Please Email me with your donation and I will add them to the list.


We have a good start how about some other stuff guys. Cal, Allen can you guys round up some of that SWAG you have piled up around the office and kick down a Sniffer Shad Package? I bet in 15 minutes you could put together a prize box that would have the regulars out this weekend looking for the first shad of the season.

Foosdog
04-06-2007, 02:15 PM
Altering an old photo to give it a current date wouldn't be too hard, you might want to require a newspaper or something else similar be in the photo with the fish. Might be some sneaky people out there.

Double_D
04-06-2007, 02:22 PM
When is the Shad fest?

date has not been set yet.......it would be nice to see yeah again ric1ric, remember early last Shad season we all got into a couple at Carlo's spot.

Double_D
04-06-2007, 02:27 PM
Altering an old photo to give it a current date wouldn't be too hard, you might want to require a newspaper or something else similar be in the photo with the fish. *Might be some sneaky people out there.

good idea....but I don't think we need to worry about this group bozos..... Honor system here ;)

Pimpinmeat
04-06-2007, 02:39 PM
A witness and a lie detector test might not be a bad idea. Since DD keeps sweetening the pot I'll leave it up to him to validate the first catch. Now, as far as my paying for a a picnic site, If I need to do that for my contribution I'm cool with that too. Let me know about date soon so we can get working on it.

ric1ric
04-06-2007, 02:40 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing you guys again. Been thinking about hitting that spot again soon. Maybe trying a little top water to, but thats another board.

Double_D
04-06-2007, 03:14 PM
A witness and a lie detector test might not be a bad idea. Since DD keeps sweetening the pot I'll leave it up to him to validate the first catch. Now, as far as my paying for a a picnic site, If I need to do that for my contribution I'm cool with that too. Let me know about date soon so we can get working on it.


there you are...LURKER.....I knew if I stuck you with the tab we would here from yeah ;D.....J/K

And we could use a little help with talking with the AR parks and rec to see if we need to reserve a picnic BBQ and tables, can one of the Sactown guys volunteer for the foot work.......I'm also going to throw in a case of Hamburger patties and buns for the food..... hope this will motivate someone to step up and look into a spot at Goethe park.
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/9554/1003lip9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

ric1ric
04-06-2007, 03:32 PM
For when pick a date

Double_D
04-06-2007, 03:35 PM
I'm thinking late May early June.....we just have to get everyone else on board

Kiyoo
04-06-2007, 03:50 PM
I was not far upriver from he mouth of the American River yesterday afternoon and saw cottonwood fluff on the water.

Not much, mind you, but some.

RIGHTHOOK
04-06-2007, 03:53 PM
Here is a list of what the first shad caught inthe AMERICAN River wins.

To qualify one must have a dated photo or a photo and confirmation by a legit sniffer. *The group of persons donating items will agree on the winner.

Prizes will be delivered on date & location TBD (some time in June?).

Sniffer Stars for your truck/car - By KingCole
Pack of 1/32 BPS Gamakatsu red hook jigs - By KingCole
Tango Dancer Top water Striper Plug - by Double_D
Halogen Headlamp - By Double_D
New in the Box *Okuma Epixor EF15 Spinning reel - by Double_D
1/4lb spool of Cabelas Pro Line #4 test. = 2850 yards of line - By D impala95
Catered (PB&J and soda) fishing trip in his tracker boat - By Sactotitan




Please Email me with your donation and I will add them to the list.


We have a good start how about some other stuff guys. *Cal, Allen can you guys round up some of that SWAG you have piled up around the office and kick down a Sniffer Shad Package? *I bet in 15 minutes you could put together a prize box that would have the regulars out this weekend looking for the first shad of the season.



Hey!......You forgot my contribution of a five pack of shad grubs, and the ever important cuban ceeegar from FinAddict 8-)

Shadfest??? Im all over that like a hobo on a ham sammmich! ;)

Verification of the winner can be as simple as standing right in front of the American River access sign with the fish you caught when you take the photo....my camera phone does not place the date in the frame. Every access to the A has a sign at the gate....take the little bugger up there and snap a photo....thatll keep everyone honest.

FatCat
04-06-2007, 04:33 PM
I also have a camera that does not display the date. The sign thing could work but those signs don't have the date on them, either. How about laying the winning fish on the front page of that day's edition of the paper?

Late May is better for me as far as the Shad Fest goes... June 2nd is a hard no, as I am chartering an entire boat out of Fort Bragg that day.

I don't think we have to pay for a picnic table, just make the reservation.

Also, I can kick in a pack of grubs for the pot.

keciga1
04-06-2007, 04:48 PM
DID SOMEONE SAY SHAD FEST? June is a big no for me, there is a fest that falls on that month already. but sometime in late may would be nice. DD I got all my gear, waders, boots, new pole and reel, grubs, jigs. I'm ready.

Ivan

vlad
04-06-2007, 08:06 PM
A fishing regulatins book for this year can be a good proof, there's a big "2007" on the cover ;)

keciga1
04-06-2007, 08:09 PM
That's a good idea, or make sure youre you can see your fishing licence, this years color is green so we could know by that.

Ivan

LordRooster
04-06-2007, 08:50 PM
Shad fest sounds good. If it happens to be on a weekend I can come I'll have my wife make us a fish shaped cake.


I vote for a newspaper in the picture, that way if it's close we have a clear winner.

fishinmusician
04-07-2007, 05:17 AM
THE SHAD ARE COMING!THE SHAD ARE COMING!THE SHAD ARE COMING!THE SHAD ARE COMING!THE SHAD ARE COMING!

Did you say Shad Fest?!?! Where! When!!!

Double_D
04-07-2007, 06:58 AM
June is the start of summer, and sounds like people have things planed....lets do it in May.......yes or no?....we need some feed back here.

dimpala95
04-07-2007, 09:51 AM
May gets my vote.

If we're worried about date verification then a photo with the fish on the front page of a newspaper showing the date will suffice.

Double_D
04-07-2007, 01:43 PM
I like the idea of having Shad fest in May

LordRooster
04-07-2007, 01:58 PM
shad fest in May works for me

keciga1
04-07-2007, 02:10 PM
MAY

Sportyguy66
04-07-2007, 02:39 PM
And remember boys, first AUTHENTIC posted report and pic of a 2007 AMERICAN RIVER SHAD gets a ceegar from FinAddict and a five pack of shad grubs from me......and I challenge the rest of the regulars to make the pot even richer and more interesting!




* BRING ON THE SHAD!!!!!!!



I'll make the winner a American Shad Joey

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f399/sportyguy66/ARjoeysherrfs.jpg

530hammer
04-07-2007, 07:58 PM
just make sure you have your 2007 fishing license in the picture clearly that will prove it

fishinmusician
04-07-2007, 09:23 PM
Labled a liar by fishermen??? Would that be the pot calling the kettle black? HEH HEH HEH.

fishinmusician
04-07-2007, 09:33 PM
Ok.
Now may I say, That a day in May.
Maybe too soon.
Maybe?
Maybe not.
Yay?
Or nay?
What do you say?
To the Shad God we pray.
May soon be the day,
We'll be smoking fillets.
Hurray, hurray.

fishinmusician
04-07-2007, 10:16 PM
The Cottenwood puffs on the water are almost always the telltale that the Shad are in. Ain't Mother Nature a trip.

Trout_Terminator
04-07-2007, 11:05 PM
We'll be smoking fillets.



Nice poem, but trust me, you don't want to eat these fish (you can, and they taste good IF you do it right, other than that, they are nasty...) ;D

-TT

fishinmusician
04-08-2007, 01:12 AM
If you brine em for 10 hours or so, and then smoke em, it breaks down the bones so they are edible... and they are tasty.


We'll be smoking fillets.



Nice poem, but trust me, you don't want to eat these fish (you can, and they taste good IF you do it right, other than that, they are nasty...) ;D

-TT

fishinmusician
04-08-2007, 01:25 AM
Also, Shad are in the Herring family. My folks are Dutch (from Holland/the Netherlands)where pickled herring is eaten in mass quantities. It is really tasty. I pickle the shad Dutch style, and it tastes exactly the same. You can buy the Imported Dutch Herring at most super markets and it ain't cheap. And I swear that the Shad is as good if not better. And the pickling totally breaks the bones down to zero.
I'll post the recipe

fishinmusician
04-08-2007, 02:01 AM
DUTCH PICKLED HERRING

1 PART WHITE VINEGAR
1 PART WATER
25% SUGAR - 75% SALT
10% SUGAR AND SALT MIXTURE (2CUPS LIQUID = 1 FIFTH CUP SUGAR)
THINLY SLICED ONION
PICKLING SPICE
COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS ECCEPT ONION
BRING TO A BOIL
ADD ONION
BOIL 3 TO 5 MIN.
REMOVE FROM HEAT AND LET MIXTURE COMPLETELY COOL
FILL 90 % OF MASON JAR WITH RAW, BITE SIZED CHUNKS OF SHAD
FILL JAR WITH COLD PICKLING MIXTURE
SEAL JAR AND REFRIGERATE FOR FOUR OR FIVE DAYS

fishinmusician
04-08-2007, 03:15 AM
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/526/shadbust72dpi.jpg

fishinmusician
04-08-2007, 03:18 AM
I DID IT

RIGHTHOOK
04-08-2007, 11:42 AM
Well boys, I did a shad recon today and I believe that if the flows stay the way they are now all season, then we will be looking at the Harrington access as being the spot of choice this year....Rossmoor and upper sunrise appear to be too low right now. I fished a nice run on the far left of the Harrington access that has a great long *run that I am sure is between ten and twelve foot of water with perfect drift conditions and very little snagging. This area is also long enough to fit just about every shad addicted sniffer here comfortably. ;D

Sportyguy66 great addition to the pot...and if I dont win it YOU GOTTA make me one of those!

I think May is great for the first annual shadfest...the shad will be here in
mass quantities by then.

And with regards to the contest....we must remember to distinguish not only that the shad was caught this season, but also that it was caught on the AMERICAN RIVER. So, I say current newspaper, or this years license, as well as the A.R. access sign with the fish in the photo.

The pot is building, and we want to keep the honest folk honest. ;)

Happy shad hunting boys....hope SOMEONE catches one soon so we can all run down there and FLAME THE BLEEP BLEEPITY BLEEP out of the spot. ;D 8-)

LordRooster
04-08-2007, 12:30 PM
Where is the herrington access at. I'm only familiar with Rossmor and Sailors bar.

RIGHTHOOK
04-08-2007, 01:57 PM
Where is the herrington access at. *I'm only familiar with Rossmor and Sailors bar.

Coming from 50 to watt N hang a right on fair oaks then a right on Arden.....drive a block or two and look for the brown sign on the right...turn right at the sign....follow the residential street until it dead ends at the park....easy as pie. ;) Or Google American river parkway...that websits will tell you about every access that exists.

FatCat
04-08-2007, 05:50 PM
RH, I sure hope you are right about Harrington, as it is way easier for me to get to that Sunrise or Rossmoor. :) There is a nice long stretch there but one part of it (lower end of the upper run, middle of beach)has a killer snag close to shore, at least it did last season. D Impala and I saw a guy hook into a big striper there, though.

LordRooster
04-08-2007, 08:51 PM
Where is the herrington access at. *I'm only familiar with Rossmor and Sailors bar.

Coming from 50 to watt N hang a right on fair oaks then a right on Arden.....drive a block or two and look for the brown sign on the right...turn right at the sign....follow the residential street until it dead ends at the park....easy as pie. ;) Or Google American river parkway...that websits will tell you about every access that exists.


Awsome, thanks.

dimpala95
04-08-2007, 09:55 PM
RH, I sure hope you are right about Harrington, as it is way easier for me to get to that Sunrise or Rossmoor. :) There is a nice long stretch there but one part of it (lower end of the upper run, middle of beach)has a killer snag close to shore, at least it did last season. D Impala and I saw a guy hook into a big striper there, though.

The top and the middle of that run now has big snags. I fished there a couple weeks ago for Steellies and there are two big trees at the top of the run. :'(

chrome-addict
04-08-2007, 11:15 PM
We'll be smoking fillets.



Nice poem, but trust me, you don't want to eat these fish (you can, and they taste good IF you do it right, other than that, they are nasty...) ;D

-TT

As Fishinmusician stated, Shad is the largest member of the Herring family. For those of you who haven't tried it yet, smoked Shad is actually quite tasty ...it's a prized delicacy on the East Coast. Fish mongers who can debone them get paid top dollar during their Shad runs. In fact the Latin name for Shad is "Alosa *Sapidissima" which translates to: herring most delicious.

The meat of the Shad is rich, succulent, and slightly sweet. IMHO, it's one of the better tasting smoked fish out there.

ric1ric
04-09-2007, 04:17 AM
I smoked up some for my wife and mother in law last year and they loved it.

Double_D
04-09-2007, 07:50 AM
Shad fest......Saturday May 12 at Goethe park...date set and final

kingcole
04-09-2007, 07:59 AM
There you go someone just needed to speak up and call the date. Now can we have the typical 10 post saying its a bad date or too early or blah blah blah!!! ;D

I'll do my part to make it up!

If anyone else has something to offer for the prize package just email me and I'll ad it to the list.


Carlo I wan;t looking to buy any I was asking if you might want to throw one into the shad prize pack. Looks like you have a truck load of them... Just let me know.

530hammer
04-09-2007, 12:40 PM
shad are showing on the feather snagged a few last night with bombers

RIGHTHOOK
04-10-2007, 06:46 PM
No sign of em yet fellas...checked again tonigh @ Harrington for zero. :'(

HeyFishOn
04-12-2007, 03:02 PM
I caugh my first shad this year in Sacramento River near HOOD. Where do I collect my PRIZE? I'll post the picture with my 2007 fishing license later.
HFO

Double_D
04-12-2007, 03:49 PM
I caugh my first shad this year in Sacramento River near HOOD. *Where do I collect my PRIZE? *I'll post the picture with my 2007 fishing license later.
HFO

I think we all agreed it had to be caught on The American river....sorry, but good job on catching a Shad.

RIGHTHOOK
04-12-2007, 04:13 PM
I caugh my first shad this year in Sacramento River near HOOD. *Where do I collect my PRIZE? *I'll post the picture with my 2007 fishing license later.
HFO


Yep, eligibility for the prize pack is restricted to catching the first 2007 shad in the AMERICAN RIVER....but thanks a billion for letting us know that they are not far from us now. ;)

Oh, and I will be checking again tonight!

Americansteel
04-13-2007, 07:38 AM
i think if someone hits the river next week, they will get IT!(shad). im gonna try and go on a recon either sat or perferrably sunday on the lower river. ill be armed with shad grubs and striper plugs

jethrobfsn
04-13-2007, 01:19 PM
so is disco at the color line the american or sac river? just asking in case i get an urge to be first

RIGHTHOOK
04-13-2007, 06:43 PM
* May seems early unless it's late May. Traditionally they show up at Shanghai a little before Memorial Day in fishable numbers and about the same time at Jibboom St. This is way early for the American and is only normal for Wimpy's on the Mokelumne. *

Not entirely true SQUID....at least not for last year anyway.....I was catching them early.

As for this year they're not here yet....just checked again tonight.

530hammer
04-13-2007, 09:14 PM
squid sorry to tell you i been fishing the feather all year and i know when the shad show up cause i snagg them before dark every cast last year at this time they were sooo thick up on the yuba my friend sucked one in his jet up by hallwood just remember when the cotton falls its on and im not talking about shad and squid there not thick yet but they will be ask anyone that has a good fish finder thats fished the feather arent you marking alot of fish and they arent biting and monday when i go fish for stripers again and if i snagg one i will take a picture i caught the biggest shad of my life the other day he hit harder then the stripers i caught lol

THE_SQUID
04-14-2007, 05:54 AM
*When I was on the Feather the last time we marked no shad schools or much of anything else between the Bear and the rapids. If there were enough shad to foul hook with striper plugs people would be fishing for them. If, as your post is written, "he hit harder" than a striper you mean that he struck your plug...? Nobody was shad fishing when I was there. Getting a shad sucked up a jet pump's intake in April is r e a l l y *h a r d *t o *b e l i e v e but if you believe it then it just must be true.

RIGHTHOOK
04-14-2007, 11:34 AM
*RIGHTHOOK#1 you caught them last year before tax time? That's very early but they march to their own drummer. We would catch threadfin at this time of year at Shanghai but never the biguns.


Yes, I caught a few very early at Rossmoor bar last year......but the schools were not huge like in late may/june. You had to work alittle harder for them, and you had to hike around to locate them.

chrome-addict
04-14-2007, 12:59 PM
Last year they were up early due to the elevated flows ...I caught a few in mid April farting around on the lower American. Normal years, they usually start showing up on the flats on the upper reaches of Sailor Bar in the early part of May ...not in big numbers, just a few here & there. By mid to late May, they've usually infiltrated the upper reaches of the American as well as the Basin.

This year, they may be a little slow working their way up the river. In low flow years, they tend to procrastinate their upriver push and congregate at the mouth, waiting for more ideal conditions.

SpinReelFisher
04-14-2007, 11:48 PM
Ok, I've never fished for shad...BUT I AM THIS YEAR! All this SHAD talk is getting me excited, and I don't even know why!!

Is the Shad Fest open to all Sniffer's too??

I know next to nothing about the fish, but darn it...I will after I read everything I can find!

Anyone willing to volunteer some time to teach the "new kid" how to shad fish on the AR?? (I live VERY close to the AR, so I think I could be flexible if anyone's willing!) PM me if you're a good soul willing to instruct a guy who loves fishing!

SRF

Double_D
04-15-2007, 03:09 AM
Ok, I've never fished for shad...BUT I AM THIS YEAR! *All this SHAD talk is getting me excited, and I don't even know why!! *

Is the Shad Fest open to all Sniffer's too?? *

I know next to nothing about the fish, but darn it...I will after I read everything I can find! *

Anyone willing to volunteer some time to teach the "new kid" how to shad fish on the AR?? *(I live VERY close to the AR, so I think I could be flexible if anyone's willing!) *PM me if you're a good soul willing to instruct a guy who loves fishing!

SRF

Yes.......any and all are welcome

FinAddict
04-15-2007, 05:30 AM
so is disco at the color line the american or sac river? just asking in case i get an urge to be first

no, the color line does not count as American River fish. The picture cant have the Sac or the bridge in the background.

THE_SQUID
04-15-2007, 11:06 AM
Just a suggestion, if you are going to eliminate part of the American from the contest why not use a good landmark like only above the Bus. 80 bridge? It's pretty much all frog water below it and the riffles and runs start above. Or the I-5 bridge or something that people can physically relate too instead of trying to interpret what not having the Sac in the background means

FinAddict
04-15-2007, 12:06 PM
Above the Business 80 bridge sounds good. Other sniffers, please post how ya feel about this.

Mr._Striper
04-15-2007, 01:35 PM
Above the Business 80 bridge sounds good. Other sniffers, please post how ya feel about this.
sounds good to me 8-)

kingcole
04-15-2007, 01:53 PM
Good grief this is like trying to get a politician to answer a question.

What ever you guys want to go with is fie by me. It's not like we ae giving up $1000 so lets just go with honor.

1st shad caught in the American river is pretty clear but you fellas nail it down.

BigOkieWhiteBoy916
04-15-2007, 03:12 PM
May 12th I think I'm getting *Cough Cough* sick ;)

RIGHTHOOK
04-15-2007, 03:20 PM
I say above 80 as well.......So, the official rules are: above 80 with a photo of the fish and your 2007 lisence in front of an American river parkway access sign.


And SpinReelFisher...I got your back if you wanna learn the shad ropes......but I gotta warn you that adiction to theses little buggers is common ;D

Chrome-addict...well said


Posted on: Yesterday at 12:59pm
Last year they were up early due to the elevated flows ...I caught a few in mid April farting around on the lower American. Normal years, they usually start showing up on the flats on the upper reaches of Sailor Bar in the early part of May ...not in big numbers, just a few here & there. By mid to late May, they've usually infiltrated the upper reaches of the American as well as the Basin.

This year, they may be a little slow working their way up the river. In low flow years, they tend to procrastinate their upriver push and congregate at the mouth, waiting for more ideal conditions

FatCat
04-15-2007, 03:44 PM
Not that I am going to win this thing anyway, but I am not too keen on posting a picture of my fishing license online. As I always say, just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they are not watching me. ::)Whatever happened to the front page of the newspaper?

Double_D
04-15-2007, 04:33 PM
Not that I am going to win this thing anyway, but I am not too keen on posting a picture of my fishing license online. As I always say, just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they are not watching me. *::)Whatever happened to the front page of the newspaper? *

that will work.........I'm not worried about a fish sniffer giving misinformation about where and when they got the first Shad....who in there right mind would want to risk being labeled a lier, and to have to be at Shad fest to claim the prize in front of all us fishermen. ;D

Heineken_Man
04-15-2007, 06:46 PM
I am only getting garble and info on the Shad festival coming up. I don't see any actual shad reports. Are they in? Has anyone caught one? Anyone been fishing for them?

FinAddict
04-15-2007, 06:50 PM
Well, we don't really fish for Shad. We just sit behind the computer and dream about it. ;)

530hammer
04-15-2007, 07:00 PM
squid i been fishing almost everyday from above the rapids to *the second pump house on the right shad schools are going through and they strike striper lures *i dont know but they do how i work my bombers i couldnt snagg one cause i dont reel at all they hit it and snagg them selfs *last year they were here way early cause the high water squid there not huge schools just little ones *i bet the first big school shows soon here but i dont shad fish soo doesnt bother me lol if there here or not *i fish for them sometimes try catching a good bait sized one and thats it

RIGHTHOOK
04-16-2007, 04:00 PM
I am only getting garble and info on the Shad festival coming up. *I don't see any actual shad reports. *Are they in? *Has anyone caught one? *Anyone been fishing for them?


If you take the time to thumb back through this thread, you will find that I have been fishing for them about every other day or so, and no, I have not found them yet....but when I do, you can rest assured that everyone who frequents this thread, or any other shad related thread will know about it within hours.

The rest of the "garble" you are seeing, is us shad freaks planning on getting together for a little fun in the May sun, and organizing a prize pool for the catcher of the first AR shad of 2007. So, just relax bud, we'll letcha know if anything happens. ;)

kingcole
04-17-2007, 08:06 AM
We need some extended warm weather and a good 2-3 days of warm rain up the hill to melt some snow for us so the flows will pick up. These low flows are going to jam us up but Discovery should heat up and stay hot longer than the last couple of years.

All I know is the natives are getting restless, the post are getting testy as the Shad addicts need a fix in a major way!

Got invited on a striper trip Wednesday with a couple buddies going out with Bob Sparre.

shadmaster
04-17-2007, 02:24 PM
King cole e-mail me when you go out


SHADMASTER

kingcole
04-17-2007, 03:39 PM
King cole e-mail me when you go out


SHADMASTER


i just sent a PM your way and will email you for sure when I head up.

Very good to see a post from you.

I'll beat it into the ground but thanks for the tips over the last couple years, your emails helped get me catching shad and I am hooked for life!
[smiley=worthy.gif]

surge
04-18-2007, 08:50 PM
I went down to sacramento river around freeport bridge today from 3:30 to 4:45 and i seen a seal diving up and down. That means shad or striper are in the river. I think its shad. If your going south on sacramento river, the seal was on the right side of the river. I am going to shad fish tomarrow. Wish me luck. :)

fishinmusician
04-23-2007, 01:07 AM
No one has caught a shad on the American yet???(for the big pot!!!)

FinAddict
04-23-2007, 05:57 AM
The A is down to 1500 cfs. :( Hopefully they are holding back some water so they can release like 3500 in the next 2 weeks or so.

kingcole
04-23-2007, 08:36 AM
The A is down to 1500 cfs. :( Hopefully they are holding back some water so they can release like 3500 in the next 2 weeks or so.


I been watching the flows the last month and been a little worried about the flows. This will only stall them in the American and probably mean a weaker run.

The last couple years we have been over 4000 cfs at this point right? I remember going out early June and it being 8000 or even higher.
It will force us to go find new water and for out of towners like me I'll learn more places on the American


Lets keep our fingers crossed!

SpinReelFisher
04-23-2007, 11:14 AM
Can someone just go open the dam a little please?

RIGHTHOOK
04-23-2007, 04:10 PM
Yep...the flows are lookin ugly for the shad right now....I havent seen hide nor hair of a shad on several recon trips. I havent heard anytrhing from the Freeport area either. :o

If the shad run is weak this year, im going to assume that it will also affect stripers on the A as well....no food...no reason for stripes to be there....and that would really suck. >:(

Pimpinmeat
04-23-2007, 04:29 PM
Actually, the stripers come up to spawn, so we should still see plenty of those and they will end up eating more half pounders then shad which is bad. I seen some nice pics of stripers so far. When your out doing those shad recon trips, make sure your bringing some striper gear with you. Wish I could be out doing some recon trips right now.

BigOkieWhiteBoy916
04-23-2007, 05:30 PM
Just got done reading a report on Kiene's Message Board. Someone said that shad are starting to show up at Verona. I hope they are right. They should be coming in soon [smiley=yahoo.gif]

FinAddict
04-23-2007, 06:28 PM
Dont worry guys. PLENTY of Shad will be in the American. I didn't see my first Shad till 5/12/06. Only 4 the first nite and that was below Gristmill. Usually not hot till the 20th or so and today is the 23rd, so almost a month. However I may be checkin it out this week, down low. ;)

surge
04-23-2007, 08:28 PM
I went fishing yesterday for stripers on the sacramento river around freeport. I seen a seal just fliping the fish around. It was just painful to watch. It could be shad or stripers.

Fern-dog
04-23-2007, 11:15 PM
Just got done reading a report on Kiene's Message Board. *Someone said that shad are starting to show up at Verona. *I hope they are right. *They should be coming in soon [smiley=yahoo.gif]


Hey, just in case... don't forget the five finger help yourself bad-guys who were going through cars at Rossmore last year! I know BOWB & Hog-On sure will not forget them. Keep your stuff locked up and out of site. Maybe this year if they show up we can give them some of their own justice * [smiley=guns.gif]

Well, it's almost time, here's to a great year for all and lots and lots of scream'n reels....bring em on !!! *[smiley=fishhead.gif]


Fern-Dog * * [smiley=odie.gif]

RIGHTHOOK
04-24-2007, 04:50 PM
When your out doing those shad recon trips, make sure your bringing some striper gear with you. Wish I could be out doing some recon trips right now.



Have, every trip....no dice. :(

striper_assasin
04-24-2007, 05:02 PM
well they will be there soon.buddy from work caught 1 yesterday on the sacto

chinook2
04-24-2007, 10:50 PM
Hadn't looked at this thread for awhile but now that I have, find the definition of American River for the first shad contest pretty strange. I generally fish for shad from the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers up to the black railroad bridge just below the Business 80 bridge. We catch quite a few shad in that stretch of the river but I guess none of us will be eligible to participate.
Maybe the contest should be renamed first shad caught in the *"Upper Lower American"?

Just kidding, don't really care but will try to go out before this weekend and catch the real first American River shad. Most years I've usually caught a few by April 20th; haven't had any time to go this year but doubt there's much going on because of the low flows.

Early in the year is the best time to catch shad to use as live bait for stripers. Most of the early fish are pretty small males and those generally make the best live bait.

Best of Luck; I'll have to make a few trips upriver to meet some of you guys!

chinook

Pimpinmeat
04-25-2007, 10:49 AM
This is just a teaser, but I was watching today day dreaming and at one point there was a big school moving through and there were shad from top to bottom. To bad this wasn't on the A.

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/shadcam/

RIGHTHOOK
04-25-2007, 03:54 PM
well they will be there soon.buddy from work caught 1 yesterday on the sacto






BEST NEWS EVER

keciga1
04-25-2007, 08:21 PM
This is just a teaser, but I was watching today day dreaming and at one point there was a big school moving through and there were shad from top to bottom. To bad this wasn't on the A.

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/shadcam/

There are a few rolling through right now and there are alot of eels also and saw 1 catfish.

ric1ric
04-26-2007, 07:19 AM
I Talked to some guys fishing on the sac below Verona yesterday and they said Tuesday they caught some shad, but none yesterday.

SpinReelFisher
04-26-2007, 09:24 AM
For all the new-to-shad-fisherman, there's a "seminar" tonight at fisherman's warehouse on folsom blvd at 6pm on shad fishing.

kromebrite
04-26-2007, 12:05 PM
Shad cam is pretty cool. LOTS of fish moving through. A number of big catfish came by during my viewing.

j_kne21
04-26-2007, 03:22 PM
yeah that shad cam is awsome. i watched it for only a few minutes and saw a couple of little schools that's cool.

RIGHTHOOK
04-26-2007, 04:07 PM
For all the new-to-shad-fisherman, there's a "seminar" tonight at fisherman's warehouse on folsom blvd at 6pm on shad fishing. * *


Thats pretty cool of em 8-).......wont be very long though...I think it might go something like this..."Tie grub on line...put one splitshot 12" up the line...cast out upstream...drift...jig...catch lots of shad...good night and thanks for coming ladies and gentlemen."
[smiley=rotfl2.gif] :D ;)

CoorsLIGHT
04-26-2007, 05:01 PM
A lot of fish compared to 2 weeks ago.... Cant wait for the AR to turn on!

Mr._Striper
04-26-2007, 05:44 PM
The shad should turn on tomarrow or this weekend along with the stripers :-/. The cottonwood is flying in the air everywhere you look. But my concern is the VERY low water levels in the AR right now :'(. Do you all think this will affect the fish at all?

RIGHTHOOK
04-26-2007, 07:40 PM
The shad should turn on tomarrow or this weekend along with the stripers :-/. The cottonwood is flying in the air everywhere you look. But my concern is the VERY low water levels in the AR right now :'(. Do you all think this will affect the fish at all?


I think they'll come in down low for a while near the confluence and a little bit beyond....but I dont think they will move up too far until the flows increase. I just dont think they wil attempt to go through the insane amount of very shallow riffles we have right now.

jethrobfsn
04-26-2007, 08:15 PM
I have caught my fair share of shad on the american. we always have used shad darts [ modified jig ] or crappie jigs. not trying to be an donkey [fishsniffer correct] but doesn't RIGHTHOOK break dfg codes with the 12" split shot? 18" from hook to weight correct?

dimpala95
04-26-2007, 08:55 PM
I have caught my fair share of shad on the american. we always have used shad darts [ modified jig ] or crappie jigs. not trying to be an donkey [fishsniffer correct] but doesn't RIGHTHOOK break dfg codes with the 12" split shot? 18" from hook to weight correct?

The rule is if the sinker is more than a 1/2 oz., it has to be 18" or more from the closest hook.


2.10. Hook and Weight Restrictions.
(a) Definition of Gap: For the purposes of this
section, “gap” means the distance measured
from the point of a hook to the shank.
(b) Maximum Gaps and Gear Rigging for
Rivers and Streams unless otherwise provided
(does not apply to lakes and reservoirs, the
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (see Section
1.71 for definition of the Delta), and the Colorado
River).
1. No person shall use any single hook with a
gap greater than 1 inch or any multiple hook
with a gap greater than 3/4 inch.
2. It is unlawful to use any hook which is
directly or indirectly attached closer than 18
inches to any weight exceeding 1/2 ounce.
3. It is unlawful to use any multiple hook or
more than one single hook on non-buoyant
lures exceeding one ounce.
4. It is unlawful to use any weight directly
attached below a hook.
(c) Maximum Gaps for the Sacramento-San
Joaquin Delta (see Section 1.71 for definition
of the Delta).
1. No person shall use any single hook with a
gap greater than 1 inch or any multiple hook
with a gap greater than 3/4 inch.

j_kne21
04-27-2007, 01:02 AM
i know this is alittle off topic but i can't sleep and thought i would check out the fish cam again. you should see some of the eels that are showing up right now. thet're huge. i wonder what kind they are?

garrett_s
04-27-2007, 05:16 AM
the eels are mostly lampreys

dimpala95
04-27-2007, 08:48 AM
Well, I gave it a go this morning for 0 fish. I'll be back at it tonight. I talked to one older guy who said he caught a couple near the confluence a couple days ago.

joe_tomlinson
04-27-2007, 08:55 AM
The shad will have no problem making it to the top in the flows we have now. I've seen the shad fishing be great in the upper river with low flows. Its not looking too good for the flows to go up, so we just have to take what we have, and hope it rains next winter.

Mr._Striper
04-27-2007, 12:38 PM
The shad should turn on tomarrow or this weekend along with the stripers :-/. The cottonwood is flying in the air everywhere you look. But my concern is the VERY low water levels in the AR right now :'(. Do you all think this will affect the fish at all?


I think they'll come in down low for a while near the confluence and a little bit beyond....but I dont think they will move up too far until the flows increase. I just dont think they wil attempt to go through the insane amount of very shallow riffles we have right now.
Um, confluence?? :-?

BigOkieWhiteBoy916
04-27-2007, 01:24 PM
The shad should turn on tomarrow or this weekend along with the stripers :-/. The cottonwood is flying in the air everywhere you look. But my concern is the VERY low water levels in the AR right now :'(. Do you all think this will affect the fish at all?


I think they'll come in down low for a while near the confluence and a little bit beyond....but I dont think they will move up too far until the flows increase. I just dont think they wil attempt to go through the insane amount of very shallow riffles we have right now.
Um, confluence?? :-?
Confluence - where two or more bodies of water meet, so where the American and Sac meet. *Also known as the mud line.

Mr._Striper
04-27-2007, 01:35 PM
Thanks okie, thats what I thought. [smiley=swimmingfish.gif]

SpinReelFisher
04-27-2007, 02:07 PM
Cottonwood EVERYWHERE...it's warm, really warm...shad tonight??

I might go out there just to try to get one before the veteran's do!

kingcole
04-27-2007, 02:25 PM
confluence


Are you kidding me with that $10 word! Good Grief I had to get outta dagum dictionary!

How the heck does BOWB know Confluence?

dimpala95
04-27-2007, 04:20 PM
confluence


Are you kidding me with that $10 word! *Good Grief I had to get outta dagum dictionary!

How the heck does BOWB know Confluence?

I think he looked it up too. ;) :)

RIGHTHOOK
04-27-2007, 04:25 PM
I have caught my fair share of shad on the american. we always have used shad darts [ modified jig ] or crappie jigs. not trying to be an donkey [fishsniffer correct] but doesn't RIGHTHOOK break dfg codes with the 12" split shot? 18" from hook to weight correct?


Um, nope....no intentional DFG violations here. :P


Thanks for havin' my back Don. 8-)

BigOkieWhiteBoy916
04-27-2007, 04:42 PM
confluence


Are you kidding me with that $10 word! *Good Grief I had to get outta dagum dictionary!

How the heck does BOWB know Confluence?

I'm smarter then your average bear! Just because I'm okie doesn't mean I'm stupid. ;D

FatCat
04-27-2007, 07:50 PM
I take it no one has caught the first shad yet. It's gettin' awfully close to SHADFEST07, boys! Someone better catch one this week, 'cause I'm coming down next weekend to get mine!

Americansteel
04-27-2007, 08:06 PM
Sunday morning for me.. Everytime i see the 07 shad reports at the top i say " Someone got one!" im gona try and get my name in the books though.. Now what if 2 ppl catch the first shad on the same day?

Double_D
04-28-2007, 06:36 AM
Sunday morning for me.. Everytime i see the 07 shad reports at the top i say " Someone got one!" im gona try and get my name in the books though.. Now what if 2 ppl catch the first shad on the same day?

I guess who every make the report and post the photo first is the winner 8-)

Farrier_Frank
04-28-2007, 06:07 PM
You guys are killing me. I've been reading all your reports about shad fishing over the last two years and all I hear is how great it is and how many you guys catch. So I go out and I buy special waders and boots to match, and tune up my ultra-lites... and buy all the shad darts they got in the store - and none of you guys have caught the first shad of the season in the American this year, yet... even with all the prizes posted for the first catch. [smiley=duh.gif]

I have next week off, and even though I know nothing at all about shad fishing (or where to go) I'm tempted to come down there and show you guys how to catch a fish. [smiley=winkfs.gif]

ric1ric
04-28-2007, 08:41 PM
Frank they don't allow TNT on the American It's not like some of the little lakes you fish with Dupont lurers

RIGHTHOOK
04-29-2007, 06:18 AM
You guys are killing me. I've been reading all your reports about shad fishing over the last two years and all I hear is how great it is and how many you guys catch. So I go out and I buy special waders and boots to match, and tune up my ultra-lites... and buy all the shad darts they got in the store - and none of you guys have caught the first shad of the season in the American this year, yet... even with all the prizes posted for the first catch. [smiley=duh.gif]

I have next week off, and even though I know nothing at all about shad fishing (or where to go) I'm tempted to come down there and show you guys how to catch a fish. [smiley=winkfs.gif]

Good luck with that Frank [smiley=rotfl2.gif] They're just not here yet...believe me ive checked...and checked..and checked....and checked...and checked........

kingcole
04-29-2007, 12:01 PM
What Righthook said Frank.

You can bet once they make it in the system all these yahoos (me included) will start tearing it up!


The problem is we are all so darn cazy about shad fishing that we start talking aboout it 2 months too early!!!


We quite honstly should have just started with all this chatter. Kind of like just after Halloween the retail stores start up with Christmas!

rodney3860
04-29-2007, 01:28 PM
the shad are here in the american at least below pardise beach i caught two this morning om a small spoon while fishing for some swuaw fish foe bait hope this helps

RIGHTHOOK
04-29-2007, 01:49 PM
the shad are here in the american at least below pardise beach i caught two *this morning om a small spoon while fishing for some swuaw fish foe bait hope this helps


Firstly...welcome to the boards....and secondly wheres the pictures of the shad? There is a prize pool going on the catcher of the first shad for 2007....but without pics you're outta luck.

Mr._Striper
04-29-2007, 01:54 PM
Yup, no pic no prize :'(. And it should be elbow too elbow down there by now with people going after the prize :P.

rodney3860
04-29-2007, 01:55 PM
i will leave the prizes for the real shad fishermen the ones i caught was only a accident i caught them

Mr._Striper
04-29-2007, 02:02 PM
Guess I'd better my arss in gear if I want a spot down there ;)

surge
04-29-2007, 08:05 PM
I was fishing for stripers,but notting at sand park,So i switched to catching shad. I tied on the dart and casted out there, but notting. I think shad fishing will be very hard to catch this year, sence the water is so low. but i will keep trying. ;)

Americansteel
04-30-2007, 08:08 AM
went down behind Cal-expo last night for about an hr. nothing to show for my actions

kingcole
04-30-2007, 01:36 PM
I think shad fishing will be very hard to catch this year, sence the water is so low. but i will keep trying. ;)


Shad will be caught in solid number don't worry. They may push in the river a few weeks later but be sure that iby the first week of June there will be pleanty of shad being caught. We jsut started talking about shad way to early and got all excited.

Lower flows just mean the runs that we ahve been working the last 2-3 season are not there but there are other runs that the flows were blowing over that are now ideal... If it was easy everyone would catch fish.

The flows will pick up as soon as that snow starts melting.

Wishnbfishn
04-30-2007, 02:01 PM
There isn't much snow to melt. 28% of normal is what I hear, and it is virtually gone already below 7,000 feet. Flows will be low through the fall, I'm afraid. Rain season almost over. Pray for an early rain in October.

Wishn

RonM
05-01-2007, 09:22 AM
Now that the first Shad on the American River has been caught I moved the reports to a new thread.
American River Shad Reports (http://www.fishsniffer.com/cgi-bin/forumsyabb/YaBB.pl?num=1178000116)