- Mar 7, 2014
I suppose that's how it goes. I made plans to chase some trout with a buddy instead, so I'll save the shad pursuit for next week sometime.
I assume when you say Maryland you are talking about Hickory Shad which are a totally different animal literally and figuratively versus American Shad in the Delaware River.I’m thinking about giving shad fishing a go here in Maryland this spring. What type of tackle do you suggest? I’ve read some articles about using the 9’ 5wt rod. But what type of line should I use? I don’t have any experience with sinking or intermediate lines, so I’m not sure where to start.
You’ll be fine with a five weight on DC or Oct off the suski. I usually use my seven weight any way though. It’s not over kill. This year, I may be using the five weight because my seven weight reel just broke this morning.Correct, I am primarily thinking about fishing the local Maryland rivers. I’ve also been thinking about getting a heavier rod (compared to my trout rods) for bass.