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3/19/06 Savannah River Shad.

Started by croaker, March 20, 2006, 20:37:35 PM

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croaker

Got a call from Bill Saturday evening while I was at work.  Said he'd found the Shad and "wore 'em out" (that's Redneck fer "perverted").

Met Bill at his house Sunday mornin' and we headed to the Savannah River near Waynesboro.

After a brisk 20 minute run up stream.  Anchored up and Bill was into 'em quick.

Hang time @ 3.7 seconds.



Here's a closer look at the nice 16-17" Hickory Shad.



I finally got a hook to stick in this small American Shad.



Bill with another fine Hickory.



Here's Bill fighting a strong fish.



Took Bill @ 20 minutes to get this nice 3# + American.



Bite was funny, some hit the fly soon as it hit the water, some on a dead drift,
some on the swing, some stripping in fast and some hanging in the current
behind the boat after a drift/swing.  Caught between 30-40 between us.
All except 2 came on the unnamed Shad fly.

Last fish of the day.  This 4# + American tried every trick in the book to
get off.  Jumped, headed upstream fer the anchor rope, ran under the boat
(had the top end of the rodgrip in the water to keep the rod off the boat and
easily cleared the line under Bills jet outboard), bulldogged into the heavy midstream
current before coming to see us.



Thanks again Bill fer a Grand day on the water.

Ain't Life Grand!!!

croaker
-you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.  Robert A. Heinlein.

Woolly Bugger

WOW, what a GRAND day on the RIVER catching AMERICAN shad...

thanks for the FANTASTIC report!

;D
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

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