View Full Version : Shad are wide open on the lower American River

Bill Kiene semi-retired
06-10-2005, 04:20 PM
The river is stable @ 6,380cfs. This is high and can be dangerous but in certain place the Shad are really thick right now.

The best places for wading if you are very careful are Watt Avenue, Gristmill/Herrington, Goethe Park and Upper Sunrise.

Just below the Goethe Park bridge on the Goethe Park side are thousands of Shad right now. Joe Shirshac called the shop a few minutes ago to report this with his cell phone.

Fishing from an anchored boat will be the best way to catch them.