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Shad Fishing 1/30 & 1/29

Another day of Shad fishing with Jeff (flats flocker) on the St Johns with some better results. No wind and calm clean water. Got on the spot around 10:00 am to find no crowd and no one fishing, surprising for a Saturday. This enabled us to drift versus anchor up and each drift we picked up a fish. The fortune was short lived as eventually 10 boats and half a dozen kayaks showed up and seeing the floatilla coming our way we were forced to anchor up. Thought about the yesterdays trip watching Dan Thompson target catfish gave me the idea of using a large chunk of Shad with a sinker out the back while we threw he long rod. Over then next 4 hours we each caught 7-8 shad a piece and eventually that chunk of Shad on the bottom paid off with a 7 LB channel cat. Pretty darn fun day on the water. The (American) Shad are here, if you can get out now is the time.

flatsflocker (Jeff) with a nice American Shad

From the day before:

Ryan checks Shad on fly off his bucket list

Panoramic Pic of Shad fishing on the Little Econ
Mark Wilson
USCG 100t Master, Assist Tow, 200nm Coastal
Marine Surveyor, SAMS, ABYC, IAMI, FMIU
Wilson Yacht Survey, Inc. 


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