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are there any shad located in the north east

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hey fellas not sure where shad are located but i think there in the hudson (herring) and i think there related to shad not sure. well some info or any would help thanks

trav

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shad are in the herring family.

shad are also VERY widespread, and chances are they are in the bodies of water you fish.

if you want to learn about shad, just google them.

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When I see the term "shad" without a qualifier, I assume the reference is to threadfin shad. That is a southern species for the most part, south of the Ohio River. However, gizzard shad are very common in the north.

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We also have American Shad (3-8lbs) that run up the CT river in the spring and some smaller Hickory shad (1-3lbs)that run in the fall.

Shad can be a generic term like minnow, shiner or bream. Although they are specific types of forage, not everyone knows that.

I guess you would have to be more specific on type of shad. You probably want to know if a shad pattern lure would work around here. The answer is yes whether a lake has them or not.

S

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Ok guys I watch all the bass fishing shows ( except Charlie Moore ) and the pros are always taking about the shad. So in our north eastern lakes / ponds  ( Maine, New Hampshire,  Masachusetts and Vermount ) what are the spieces of bait fish that are comparatively the same as shad and we should be trying to match or locate.

I just find this referance to shad all the time confusing to this north eastern guy. I guess small yelow perch would be considered a bait fish. Some of the coastal lakes in Maine do have herring.

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Shad are in the herring family.  Its a generic term, but for a specific type of fish.  Alewife, Gizzard, Hickory, American shad, and Blueback herring abound in the Northeast.

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We also have American Shad (3-8lbs) that run up the CT river
No joke - some get huge!  The NY record is 9-4!  Compare that to the NY record SMB, LOL.

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We also have American Shad (3-8lbs) that run up the CT river
No joke - some get huge! The NY record is 9-4! Compare that to the NY record SMB, LOL.

Man that is a big shad  kubicaas.jpg   :o

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