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St. Johns Shad run ? 2021

capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 10,607 Moderator
They should be there ?  Anyone catching ?
"You'll get your weather"


  • SC53SC53 Posts: 675 Officer
    I haven’t targeted them but have caught a few while spec fishing. 
  • 10kman10kman Posts: 835 Officer
       Only fished once for shad on the St.Johns but the breakfast next day
    was memorable.The gentleman who was cooking asked her if she
    wanted"eggs" for breakfast.Out comes the eggs sautéed in butter
    and look on my wife's face was priceless as she stared at the shad roe.
  • gogittumgogittum SW New MexicoPosts: 2,311 Captain
    I've mentioned before that I've caught them on the Columbia River at Bonneville Dam, using a bare gold hook in a 1/8 oz jig head on 4# line.  Kick in the pants to catch - they are real fighters for their size.  If they're still running in early March, I'll be real tempted to run over there.
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 10,607 Moderator
    It's been awhile since I ran over to Astor to catch them. Always enjoyed doing it on ultra light.

    "You'll get your weather"
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