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Fly Fishing Reports => Warm Water => Topic started by: croaker on March 13, 2007, 16:47:14 PM

Title: Savannah River Shad 3/13/07...
Post by: croaker on March 13, 2007, 16:47:14 PM
Hey Woolly, troutjedi, Peddler & any of the rest that want to try the Shad fishin'...

They're Here!!!

Billres, was kind enough to call me Monday from the river while I was at work.
"Hey man the Shad are biting the unnamed Shad fly again, call me when you can slip off".

Called him after I got home from work as my wonderful wife said she'd mind the store
Tuesday ifn I wanted to go fishin'.

We got to the river @ sunup and after a brisk ride upriver...  Found the Shad Still bitin'

Nice Hickory Shad was the first in the boat:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/croaker/100_0752.jpg)

Small American Shad:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/croaker/100_0754.jpg)

Bill with a bend in the rod:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/croaker/100_0756.jpg)

Another nice Hickory:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/croaker/100_0757.jpg)

The Shad bit off & on all morning.  Missed a lot of bites, had several slip the hook and I broke 1 off due to slow fingers (4x tippet & operator error = fish and fly gone).
Wound up with around 20 or so.  Mostly Hickories and 3 Americans.
Weather warmed up nicely and we left 'em bitin' @ 1:00PM.
Last two of the day.  Bill & another Hickory:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/croaker/100_0760.jpg)
20" American Shad:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/croaker/100_0763.jpg)

Thanks again Bill fer another good day on the water.
Title: Re: Savannah River Shad 3/13/07...
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 13, 2007, 17:08:16 PM
Nice Shirt! Nice Shad! Wish I was there!

SWEET!
Title: Re: Savannah River Shad 3/13/07...
Post by: Trout Maharishi on March 13, 2007, 19:10:39 PM
Tell Bill to put his shirt back on, we don't want to see no man boobs 8) BTW nice overhauls, they go good with that shirt. I never knew you were so GQ :D Can ya tell how jealous I am?