Sunday, May 9, 2010

Shad Running in the Delaware River

'Best fishing in years' for Shad on Big D

Trout, bass, walleyes, stripers and blues are biting, so we went shad fishing.

Fishing for the plentiful fish was hot until Sports Editor Frank DiLeo and I went looking for them Thursday after the Delaware River water temp cooled below the magic shad turn-on number of 50 degrees Wednesday night.

Shad bite best upriver during April's last week and all of May.

Steve Meserve, whose crew has been steadily netting shad at Lambertville, said Thursday morning they were still getting about two bucks to each roe, so he expects more good fishing ahead. Roe follow bucks upstream to spawn.

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