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Jeff C.
05-29-2007, 08:41 AM
Here's the shad count for the 3 day weekend:

Sat: 15
Sun: 13
Mon: 8

Most were caught in the upper A. Got chased out of my favorite spot by spin bobber guys that showed up and started casting over my line. I went downstream and only got a couple of bumps so I bailed. Jeff C.

Bill Kiene semi-retired
05-29-2007, 08:44 AM
Thanks Jeff

Thats the first good Shad report we have had this year.

mike N
05-29-2007, 09:48 PM
I picked up 8 fish on Saturday.

Bill Kiene semi-retired
05-29-2007, 11:52 PM
Great Mike

What size/color fly?

What kind of fly line?

05-30-2007, 12:20 PM
Wet pinkie with or without a collar of orange chenille, #6 TMC 3761, weighted with 12 wraps of .015" lead and beed chain eyes.

6 wt Rio 200 grain shooting head, 15# amnesia on a 5/6 wt rod. The lines are brand spankin new from Kiene's and shoot like a dream on my cheepo rod.

6# maxima ultra green as the tippet, 5' total length knotted tapered leader all maxima.


lee s.
05-30-2007, 07:13 PM
Hope to join you for some pestering in July Jeff. 8)
....lee s.

Bryan Morgan
05-30-2007, 09:21 PM
Hate to give it away guys and girls, but I caught a few at lower Sunrise where the lower Shad hole used to be (before it filled in with higher flows the last couple of years) Talk to Chuck at the shop. A buddy and I did pretty well there. :D

Bill Kiene semi-retired
05-30-2007, 10:24 PM
Thanks for the details Mike N

That helps me to be more close to right in my recommendations to new Shad chasers.

Sounds like the fish might be scattered out through the river?

05-30-2007, 11:14 PM
That was a type 3 head, by the way.


Bill Kiene semi-retired
05-31-2007, 09:30 AM
Thanks Mike

With the river at 1500 cfs I guess a type 3 sinkrate is about average?

Do you think early and late in the day is best?

Jeff C.
05-31-2007, 10:06 AM
Yes, Bill early and late is the best but I've been getting them even in the middle of the afternoon. Type II shooting head and a Lee S. Surf Candy has been the winning combo. Lee S., let me know when you're coming up. Jeff C.

Charlie Gonzales
05-31-2007, 03:35 PM
Fished Howe from 10 to 10:45 and landed 3. Teeny 200, 4' of 4x, orange v rib w/white marabou tail. Was driving by and had an hour to kill.

06-01-2007, 03:29 PM
I rarely get up early to fish. I like to fish after dinner when the boss lets me. Most times I fish when I can, so I guess any time is the best time for me. :roll: