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Re: Striper/Shad Jam, 21 April 2018, Susquehanna State Park, MD

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I'll second Dave w on the use of flutter spoons. Shad darts are yesterday's news and are grossly out fished by flutter spoons, at least on the Delaware river.

I do agree with afish in taking a spinning rod. It's okay, really it is. Tie on a rapala SR7 with the hooks removed. Put barrel swivels on the tail split ring and add a split ring and swivel to the line tie. Tie the SR7 to main line and tie a 3' 6lb leader from the tail ring to the flutter spoon.

The difficulty in fishing for shad is locating them. Catching them is easy but being in the right spot is the trick. Been out plenty times where the boat next to me is catching them left and right and your not catching any. Also been the boat catching them while others watch. They do not come up in wide wave after wide wave. They come up in pods and they seemingly come up in a single file like ducks in a row. You can catch 10 in 15 minutes and then sit there doing nothing for an hour and then catch them in another 10 minute window. When they are in the thick of the run you can wear your arms out catching them one after another after another. It actually becomes super crazy with multiple hook ups and trying to clear the other lines out of the way and then resetting them again.

I'll stick to the Delaware where it's easier simply because there's less water, easy access and no dams. You can't not catch them in the Delaware in April but I hope you guys are successful, catch the meat of the run and have a blast.

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Re: Striper/Shad Jam, 21 April 2018, Susquehanna State Park, MD

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I gotta start tying some flies for this!

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Re: Striper/Shad Jam, 21 April 2018, Susquehanna State Park, MD

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Re: Striper/Shad Jam, 21 April 2018, Susquehanna State Park, MD

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Good question.

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Re: Striper/Shad Jam, 21 April 2018, Susquehanna State Park, MD

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FYI...2 forty inch rock/striped bass were caught at Port Deposit this morning.A friend was out last week and he and his son caught 30 schoolies
NO reports of shad though.However:The DR river is definitely fishing well for shad..this should last another month there.
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Re: Striper/Shad Jam, 21 April 2018, Susquehanna State Park, MD

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We should do a roll call......
I'm in!

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Re: Striper/Shad Jam, 21 April 2018, Susquehanna State Park, MD

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I cant make Saturday but I will do my best to get out to the flats this Wednesday if I don't get called in for OT . Might be a little windy for the yak so I am keeping a close eye on it

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Re: Striper/Shad Jam, 21 April 2018, Susquehanna State Park, MD
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I'm out unfortunately.

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Re: Striper/Shad Jam, 21 April 2018, Susquehanna State Park, MD

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I got called in for some OT on Wednesday so I didn't get out . This thread has been kind of quiet . The strippers and shad are in is anyone getting out ? Unless something crazy happens I will be hitting the salt with my kayak this Sunday I cant wait it will be the first time that I take my yak out with the new fish finder .


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I'm out unfortunately.


Sorry to here Dave I cant make Saturday either .

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Re: Striper/Shad Jam, 21 April 2018, Susquehanna State Park, MD

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https://www.fws.gov/northeast/susquehannariver/pdf/2011.pdf

Fish ladders/lifts are a joke. The only way that shad will ever be restored will be if the dams are removed. PFBC and it's precursor have been trying and failing at restoring shad since the 19th century! Would love to see eels and shad make it back to the upper Susky and it's tribs, but how they are going about doing it won't make it happen.

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Re: Striper/Shad Jam, 21 April 2018, Susquehanna State Park, MD

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Sorry fellas, I won't make it down today.

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Re: Striper/Shad Jam, 21 April 2018, Susquehanna State Park, MD

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Do you have an answer or do you just assign homework?

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Re: Striper/Shad Jam, 21 April 2018, Susquehanna State Park, MD

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I hit the salt today in the yak I did pretty good on numbers no keepers but at least 15 stripers were brought to the yak I actually left them biting sitter was getting impatient

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Re: Striper/Shad Jam, 21 April 2018, Susquehanna State Park, MD
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Was anybody able to show for this event?

If not, it's not a big deal. We've had some jams that fizzled or never came off. Doing an event like this in a different state with different license requirements, at a place few are familiar with... is tricky.


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