How to Catch American Shad on the Delaware River: Part 1 What its all about

In the days of the American Indian the American Shad served as both food and fertilizer, the shad was so plentiful that when the pilgrims arrived they described the rivers a turning silver with fish. The American Shad makes their appearance in late February early March when the water temperature hits 40 degrees. For us fishermen we can actively target them from 42-65 degrees. The American Shad make their trek from the ocean, to the Delaware River, where they will travel as far north as New York.

We will cover Tackle, Equipment, Colors, Sizes, and everything you need to know to catch shad.


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