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pulper80
05-10-2004, 06:22 AM
I don't have much experience filleting anything for that matter. It seems like shad would be especially difficult since they are so tall and skinny. Anybody have any tips or maybe a website for help?

I want to fillet lots of shad this season so I can use my new smoker.

pulper80
05-10-2004, 06:34 AM
Wow! I answered my own question, this site has everything you ever wanted to know about shad, including some recipes.

http://www.wdfw.wa.gov/outreach/fishing/shad/shad.htm

gmj
05-13-2004, 07:40 AM
Pulper--Have the shad shown up this year in the Chico area?

pulper80
05-14-2004, 07:30 AM
Just barely, I am actually going out today to road 48 to check it out again.. I'll give you guys a report when I get back this afternoon or tonight.

FishOnCutYourLine
11-26-2006, 09:35 AM
just put salt pepper lemon and fire it up in the grill til outside is all burnt....remove the burnt skin and start eating it in a pattern...the pattern is crucial because once u go out of order all the bones start poping and when that happen you can't eat it anymore cuz you'll be eeating bones...