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Larry S
03-21-2006, 06:41 PM
The Virginia Fish and Game Department seasonally operates an
underwater camera near a dam on the James River. While at times
it can be a bit like watching paint dry, often one will get a glimpse
of fish passing the window.

The link is: http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/shadcam/

Larry S
San Diego

03-21-2006, 07:57 PM
I saw a shad Larry... :shock: Thanks to you brutha that's been the first live fish I've seen in a month. I'll use this tool to keep motivated as the flows drop a bit. Just to think I almost risked jail time by throwing streamers in a Oscar tank at a local pet shop I frequent... :wink:

Larry S
04-02-2006, 05:52 PM
Lots of fish showing up on the shad cam today (4-2-06.) Bigger ones
are shad. Schools of smaller alewives and herring. Activity often
increases during the night.
Larry S

Bill Kiene semi-retired
04-02-2006, 10:42 PM
10:38pm in CA I am seeing lamprey eels on the Shad Cam here.

Bill Kiene semi-retired
04-02-2006, 10:47 PM
What time do the mermaids come through?

Larry S
04-03-2006, 10:34 AM
Hey Bill:
Mermaids may be on their way. My Yahoo home page has a story
about an underwater theater. "Actors" have to be able to hold
their breaths for 3 minutes at depths to 20 feet. Wonder what kind of fight one would give when hooked?
Larry S

Ed Wahl
04-08-2006, 07:46 AM
There was a Largemouth Bass hanging around in front of the camera this morning, looked bored. :shock:

Ed Wahl
04-15-2006, 09:08 AM
shad are pouring through. wish I was there.

04-15-2006, 11:25 AM
I've also seen a ton of lamprey moving through there....

Bill Kiene semi-retired
04-16-2006, 01:21 AM
Wow....I guess lampreys are not on the endangered list.

04-22-2006, 08:42 PM
Lots of lamprey's, no shad :cry:

Larry S
05-11-2006, 01:03 PM
The Washington State Dept. of Fish & Wildlife has a number of
"Wildwatchcams" active. Some of your local newscasts may be
reporting on these. The link is


Larry S

Larry S
03-27-2007, 08:05 AM
Noticed that the Virginia DFG is once again operating its 24-hour
"Shad-Cam." Here's the URL


Larry S
San Diego

Bill Kiene semi-retired
03-27-2007, 08:21 AM
It's that time of year again.

We should have a good Shad season in Nor Cal this year with the lower flows.

Some usually start showing up in April at the mouth of the American River and the mouth of the Feather River.

May is usually a big month but June is the best for wading up river.

Mike O
04-26-2007, 11:17 AM
TONS OF SHAD GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW~!~ WOW!!! Everytime I refresh. :lol: :lol:

David Lee
04-26-2007, 04:45 PM
By golly .... I see some , too !!

Hmmmmmm ....... Time to hit the A .

David :D

Bryan Morgan
04-27-2007, 07:58 PM
Tons of Shad. In approx. 5 min. of whaching, Shad, Lampey, and one huge Channel Cat. :shock:

Ed Wahl
04-27-2007, 08:34 PM
How cool would it be to have one of these on the American? I'd bet we'd be seeing snag hooks, gaffs, giant mepps spinners, couple of feet of beer cans, car bodies, meth supplies,........ Hmm, maybe not such a good idea. Ed

04-27-2007, 10:01 PM
You forgot the ubiquitous shopping carts.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

David Lee
04-27-2007, 10:09 PM
My feets , also -

David :?