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DGIF Shad Cam super active right now

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http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/shadcam/

Fish have been swarming through it for the last hour or so.

They are coming in wave, mostly quillbacks and fallfish.  I caught these pics in just a few minutes....

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I never see any fish on that thing!! I'm always scared to look at it at night, thinkin a body will float by or something. HAHA, i'm weird like that. :-[

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Last night when you posted this, I checked it out and it kept refreshing the same pictures.  

Must be my computer because it seems ok now

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was bored lookin at shad cam at work when all sudden these things popped up on the screen!! WTH?? eel? :o

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American eels! that second pic is nice, got some eel lovin' in there...I thought it was a pair of pliers at first.

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Eels, huh? Maybe I'll try throwing some eel lures just downstream of the fall line to see if I can entice any stripers. Anyone done that before?

Earlier this year, DGIF said shad cam was out of commission for this year.  Glad they brought it online!

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Those aren't American Eels.  They are Sea Lampreys.  They are native to our waters so they don't cause the problems like they have in the Great Lakes.  Those lampreys will migrate to the very endest of creeks to spawn - hundreds of miles from the sea.  

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Ahh I see, yea in the first pic you can see the mouth, I've caught a hand full of shad with some of those attached

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Those aren't American Eels. They are Sea Lampreys. They are native to our waters so they don't cause the problems like they have in the Great Lakes. Those lampreys will migrate to the very endest of creeks to spawn - hundreds of miles from the sea.

I was thinking lamphrey as well when someone said eel.  Looks like two mated up above.  Must have not been able to wait any longer.   ;)

I would like to travel up there sometime and try to fish the shad run one year. Had a buddy who was there while trying to become a game warden.  Said they made lures out of beer bottle caps, that were bent and placed a BB in for noise with a single treble at the back. He brought me an Odouls lure home to try in the Clinch.  Its never hit the water.

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