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Tag Archives | American Shad
Dave Shad Fishing

Shad Run 2009 – Trip 2

Another weekend, another fly fishing trip up to the Sacramento River shad grounds – this time with Dave. We pretty much had the place to ourselves which was awesome, the weather stayed down in the high 80’s (an added little bonus, especially compared to last year’s triple-digit-temperature shad trip we did together) and the fishing […]

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Sacramento River Road 48 Shad Fishing

Shad Run 2009 – Trip 1

It had been about a month since I last wet a line and even longer than that since I’d busted out a spey rod and the itch was in need of a serious scratching. The time was finally here, it was the middle of May, the shad were in the rivers, and the weather couldn’t […]

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California American Shad Fly Fishing

Shad Run, 2008

It is the middle of May in California’s Central Valley and the temperatures have been breaking into the triple digits for the last week. The crop dusters are busily buzzing I5. The cotton has begun to fall from the trees. A little blue truck pulls up to a secluded gravel bar along side the lower […]

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American River Shad Fishing

Shad Run with Jose, Jeff, and Dave

I needed some fly tying material for an upcoming Baja trip that I couldn’t find locally so after confirming that one of the Sacramento fly shops had what I needed in stock I called Dave, Jeff, and Jose to see if they wanted to head up and fish the American River for the evening.

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Putah Creek Trout Fishing

Putah / American Combo, June 10, 2007

While telling Jeff that there was no reason to kill ourselves getting to the American River early because the shad bite doesn’t usually get going till the late afternoon, he suggested stopping by Putah Creek on the way.

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