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#1 Morton

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:35 PM

Caught my first shad today in the Hammond River, just over 24 inches and I have to say it was an absolute blast, I am going to have to try to target them now as it was so much fun.
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#2 TheRealCraigAC

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 04:04 PM

Are they down to the deep hole yet?
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#3 Morton

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 06:42 PM

Not sure, I was by the train bridge
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#4 Mudden81

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 07:20 PM

Which river and area? Ie town.
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#5 Monowar

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 10:14 AM

Hi Morton, Thank you for post. Like to try fishing for Shad. What you used, Shad dart? or something else.


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#6 Morton

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:50 AM

I was just sitting on bottom with a night crawler hoping for a trout and bam
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#7 Monowar

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 12:38 PM

Thank you Morton.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 01:07 PM

Gaspareau are showing their tail slapping between Crowley's and the Deep Hole, so the shad should be there this week if not already.


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#9 Morton

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 01:57 PM

Well there at least 1 there this past weekend lol. Sure are a lot of fun
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#10 Monowar

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 02:21 PM

Does anyone know any other Shad fishing spot within close distance of Saint John or even far.


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#11 bourne2fsh7

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 08:28 PM

Hi Morton.......congrats on your first shad. I bet it was a blast if on light tackle. I'm new to the site, but I've caught shad in the states, mostly with a cast net as bait for catfish and stripers. They were never the bigger American shad however, just the smaller ones we all called "gizzard" shad in the south. They were usually 4 to 6 inches long. I'd love to go out and try to get my first big shad. I was born and raised in North Carolina, but married a lovely Canadian lady in 2007, so I've called Saint John my home ever since. Have you caught more shad? If so, that means they're still running ;).......be well friend.


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#12 Morton

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:27 AM

I was out last night and had no luck but this was my first time targeting them. From what i understand is the run has not started yet here but should be anytime.
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#13 Monowar

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:26 PM

Hi Morton, thank you for your post, please keep us upto date.
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#14 bourne2fsh7

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 10:33 PM

   Thanks for the info Morton. I'll be out tomorrow, rain or shine.


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#15 bourne2fsh7

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 03:40 PM

  I was out yesterday and fished the Hammond. I got my first couple of shad, but lost several more. I found there is an art to catching them, especially with that soft mouth. The two I landed were around 20," maybe a bit larger, but great fun on ultralight tackle.!!! I couldn't seem to keep a fish on using darts, but switched to an old favorite I've used for years in the states. It is a "lil Cleo." That's a small gold or silver spoon with one treble, barbs mashed flat for easy release and less damage to fish. Now I know why these fish are called "mini-tarpon." What a blast!!! The fish seemed to favor the gold color. Good fishing to you all.


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#16 Morton

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:22 PM

Where abouts were u fishing if I may ask?
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#17 Morton

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:23 PM

Where abouts were u fishing if I may ask?
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#18 Morton

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:27 PM

I ant u a PM Bourne
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#19 Monowar

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 09:51 AM

Also want to know where to Fish for Shad!


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#20 bourne2fsh7

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 02:22 PM

   I was out by the old, covered bridge, but the shad came from under the highway bridge that runs beside the covered bridge.


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