American Shad

2019 American Shad Trips

We Dominated the Big D when it comes to Shad

Fishing for American Shad on the Big D can range from a few fish to absolutely epic days that amount up to 100 fish. Shad fight strong and leap out of the water. Join us on the river for a day you will not forget. All experienced levels welcomed. 


Warm Springs we start in March, colder springs we start in April
Ask about our split shad and striper trips

March Rates

4 Hour Trips $275
5 Hour Trips $325
6 Hour Trips $375

April Dates

4 Hour Trips $300
5 Hour Trips $350
6 Hour Trips $400

Two people max for the best experience, $100 for the additional 3rd angler.
 Two kids under the age of 10, no extra charge.





2018 catch log

Top April and trips not including split shad and bass. This year was not as good as last year but it was on fire, we had few days that it was just tough to catch them and the conditions were poor. There is still shad in the river but we are done targeting them.

  1. 45 American Shad
  2. 37 American Shad 
  3. 23 American Shad
  4. 27 American Shad
  5. 63 American Shad
  6. 75 American Shad
  7. 68 American Shad
  8. 101 American Shad
  9. 78 American Shad
  10. 67 American Shad
  11. 45 American Shad
  12. 26 American Shad
Best day was 158 AMERICAN SHAD (full day trip with a half day trip)

Striped bass have in the river but hard to get to eat, lots of success with some big fish with skilled anglers while plugging. The lower river has yielded very little bass.



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