|Frank landing his shad.|
I met up with Frank and Wayne( another fellow fisherman from CT) early in the morning to start fishing. As usually, it was slow to start off with. After casting for more than half an hour, I hooked into a fish. Since it was a Shad Derby weekend, I brought my net with me. My netting skills has been rusty, typically I grab the leader and release the fish that way or beach it. But I missed the fish with the net and the fly popped off. What a good start to the day!
I fished for a while, then I saw Frank with his rod bent, I walk down to where he was and help netted his fish. After I helped Frank, I turned around and saw Wayne with his rod bent. After Wayne netted the fish, I saw from afar that it was not a shad. He told me it was a smallie, it is common to catch smallies while shad fishing.
|Wayne looks pretty pleased with his catch.|
Frank and I continued to fish, the shad we hooked into were tanks! At times, I thought I got snagged but nope, they were shad! Some of them, I could barely keep them on the line for a few seconds since they did many head shakes and my fly popped out. Frank and I fished hard until we had to leave, he ended up with 7 shad for that day and I ended up with 8 overall. It was great fishing for all 3 of us.
Get out there and get some shad slime on your waders!
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