View Full Version : It's getting to be Shad time in Nor Cal.

Bill Kiene semi-retired
03-30-2009, 09:12 AM
April/May/June is the time we go after this big herring from the sea in Nor Cal that runs up over 5 pounds on occasion.

Shad and Stripers come in from the ocean and head up the Sacramento River to spawn every spring.

Shad seem to go up the Feather, Yuba and American Rivers too.

Early season, like right now, we look for them down river at the confluences from an anchored boat.

The mouth of the Feather River is a famous spot for early season American Shad.

Wade fishing will be at it's peak up most of these rivers in June.

03-30-2009, 09:15 AM
I was just playing with my amnesia rig yesterday and I had almost completely forgot about those little fighters. Up here in chico about the 2nd week of may is when it gets good. I had some great days last year on simple flies. I caught some great sized females last year too.