Better way to waste money than buying and selling crossbows?

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  1. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    Got a break from planting work and decided to go fishing for Shad. Probably $30 in gas. Drove to a few spots, most were all posted :mad:. Went up to Bushkill, which is in a National Recreation area, so I knew I could fish there, even though the big part of the run is down closer to Easton. I have caught a dozen here a few times (many years ago), which is why I keep trying, I suppose. Just got one today. shad (1).jpg Delaware.jpg

    The second pic helps explain why I keep trying here. Saw lots of tracks, all made by deer.;) Only saw one other fisherman and his little boy. Came down river in their boat, and gave me a lot of room.:)
     
  2. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    Nice fish! my dad was a shad fisherman below the coniwingo dam from shore. I also but by boat ,my kids growed up catching shad trolling the lower susky.
     
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  3. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Beautiful spot. No shad in my area, to many dams on the Susky. I've been flogging the water at a local lake and catching a lot of nothing.
    Watched these two for a while a couple evening ago, white butt on the left is a mallard.

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  4. bbahunter

    bbahunter Active Member

    Looks like a good time Jeff, and you didn't spend a grand doing it, then lose a few hundred afterwards. :eek::D
     
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  5. Stalker

    Stalker Member

    I just got back from a visit to my dads. Fishing wasn't as good as usual but did manage 1, 10-12lb 30"Channel cat and a bunch of smaller ones off the dock at night.

    Beautiful double rainbow the evening I arrived. 20180426_183300.jpg 20180426_183343.jpg 20180426_211945.jpg
     
  6. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Just Beautiful :)
     
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  7. xcaliber

    xcaliber Active Member

    That's what I want to say as well!
     
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  8. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    5:11 shad (1).jpg

    Got a bigger one today as quite a surprise. I tried 3 new spots, hoping for magic, but nothing. I was stubborn enough to walk all the way in to the spot I usually go to. Well after I thought it was much too sunny to catch a fish, boom! Really strong fish and nice fight. Two guys in a boat on the far seem of the main current had 4 rods out, and caught nothing while I was there. The combo of persistence and luck was rewarded. That dart barely has any paint on it anymore.;)
     
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  9. bbahunter

    bbahunter Active Member

    Jeff, iam not much of a fisherman anymore. I used to fish for brook trout when i was a kid and really enjoyed it. ;)
    I have heard of shad, but don't know much about them. Do you eat them, and if so, are they good a eating fish?
     
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  10. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    Brian, my dad used to catch tons of them. He really liked the roe/eggs (I never did). I never keep them, as I don't care for them that much. The flesh is much like Bluefish, lots of the fishy tasting, oily meat through the better white meat. With trout and salmon, you can usually trim that stuff out. I just like the fight. They are stong and pull hard. For me, hooking a fish I'm not sure if I can land is kinda like being around deer in hunting season, but not quite the same excitement level. Also a break from the farming work in planting season.;)
     
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