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 Post subject: Shad on the Rapp
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:17 pm 
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Finally made it out for my first outing of the year. Andrew finisedh up his work dleivering mulch late afternoon so I loaded him up and headed down to Fredericksburg hoping get few hours in before dark. When we arrive the river was low and wading wouldn't be too difficualt. As usaul there were a number of folks fishing both Fly and spin. No one was teraing them up but the bite was consistent. About 10 casts in Andreew had one hooked but it quickly turned into a LDR. That was pretty much the first hour. Finally I hoked up and got one to hand. These srue are fun to catch :) ALl told I bourght 6 to hand and Andrew 4 with atleast that many more LDR's. Hopefully the run will continue and we'll get another opporutnity to go a couple more times. Fly of the day was Croakers Shad Fly in Pink and Chartreuse. Finished up and made the local BBQ joint beofre closing. A few flcks from the evening.
First fish to hand for 2012
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 Post subject: Re: Shad on the Rapp
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:29 pm 
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Good stuff :D ....I'm gettin reports of shad movin up in Columbia...but have never fished for them down here.

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 Post subject: Re: Shad on the Rapp
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:21 am 
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Can you gents believe I have yet to cast a fly to a shad? Have had invites, but everything from health to weather problems have prevented my going. Any guess on how long the runs normally last?


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 Post subject: Re: Shad on the Rapp
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:06 pm 
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Nice work!


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 Post subject: Re: Shad on the Rapp
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:39 pm 
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Dave,
Nice flicks

I have caught a lot of landlocked shad in the Tennessee River system,but they are supposedly not good tasting.

How do you fix those sea run shad ??

JT

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 Post subject: Re: Shad on the Rapp
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:17 pm 
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JT,

I wouldn't know how to prepare or how they tasted as all went back into the river. Anyone else have any insght for JT?

TC

If I was fishing for food this past Saturday the family would have went hungry. Spent almost 8 hours flinging flies and only brought one to hand. :?


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