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American Shad bite in the Mud

posted Apr 5, 2015, 3:00 PM by Karl Hoelper   [ updated Apr 5, 2015, 3:01 PM ]
Catch Report
Location: Delaware River
Species: 15 American Shad, 6 Catfish, 1 Striped bass
Water Temperature: 45 Degrees
Water Color: Chocolate Milk
Water Gauge: Up 3-5 feet
Air Conditions: Windy, warm, sunny 63 degrees

With rain locally and up state it sent the gauges up 3 feet but despite the high muddy water with debris floating down the river we landed 15 shads and lost about 7. After tied from cleaning my spoons off every 5 minutes we switched gears to stripers and was able to get a few bites, 7 catfish and 2 stripers. Next week I got three days open and it will line up perfect with a massive push of Shads. Check the calendar for open dates