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I am far from an expert, but shad are typically caught this time of year in the Delaware River. Port Jervis is one of the towns in the area where they are caught. Something called a shad dart seems to be the lure of choice.
 

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Rockin wrote:
In your latest fishing report you mentioned catching Shad. How, when, and where do you fish for them? Thanks.
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Hello Rockin
The shad that I was reffering to is the "Hickory" Shad which it predominately migrates our bays / inlets during the spring and fall. Once abundant, you can actually see them flashing (moving current) chasing small spearing and sandeels near the surface.

Many people targets them with Sebiki rigs, small shiny jigs (kastmasters, hooligans, charlie graves, hopkins, etc). It is also an excellent fly fighter (leaps like a miniature tarpon) and it will take a fly (#1 Clouser and deceiver).

Last week when I was at Democrat Pt., I spotted them and my buddy used a light tackle outfit and I opted to use my flyrod. I am sure they will be just about any south shore waters (near inlets) during the 2nd hour of the first and last tides.

Hope this helps!

"Crazy" Alberto
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SeaJay wrote:
I am far from an expert, but shad are typically caught this time of year in the Delaware River. Port Jervis is one of the towns in the area where they are caught. Something called a shad dart seems to be the lure of choice.
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Hello SeaJay
Thanks for the reply and you are absolutely correct about the Shad darts and the Delaware River! Every year I generally try to target them with a light spinning (w/ shad darts) and Fly outfit along the Delaware Water Gap.

However, those are the "American" Shad, which migrate (spawn) every Late April/May season along the Pennsylvania rivers. These American shads are larger than the Hickory Shads but equally as tough customer once it is hooked!

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Hee Hee Hee

Those little shad were fun, heh Al?

Anything small and shiny with a little glitter works on these fellas.

You could use a 1/4 oz jig head with bright colored rubber (preferably with sparkle glitter) or one of those fancy bucktail jigs tied with crystal flash or flashabou.

Keep thinking small and glittery.

-FWW
 

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HUDSON RIVER SHAD

Were catching American Shad up to 8 lbs. up in the Catskill area with 1/8 oz. shad darts like crazy right now.Just anchor up in the river in 18' of water and cast toward shore..Red and white is the good color now .
 
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