American Shad bite in the Mud

Post date: Apr 5, 2015 10:00:21 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