Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Shad

  1. #1

    Default Shad

    Anyone fly fish for shad on the St. John's River in Florida? What would be some of the basics, such as time of year, locations, fish from boats or shore, flies, leader strength and length. Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    5,392

    Default Re: Shad

    Hi Red Owl,

    Here is a link to fly fishing for Shad on the St Johns.

    Frank

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Grand canyon of Pa.
    Posts
    1,105

    Default Re: Shad

    I have always chased them on the Delaware River here in Pa. argest sooz. far 8 lb. 2
    sandfly/ bob
    (www.bigmeadowsflyshop.com)
    N.J.B.B.A. #2215

    I did not escape.....they gave me a day pass!
    from the outer edge of nowhere
    fly tying and fishing Gillie..

  4. Default Re: Shad

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Owl View Post
    Anyone fly fish for shad on the St. John's River in Florida? What would be some of the basics, such as time of year, locations, fish from boats or shore, flies, leader strength and length. Thanks.
    I fish for American shad in the Delaware River, but what I hear from those I know who fish them in Florida the game is pretty much the same.

    6 or 7 weight rod, sink tip lines, leaders in the 4 to 6 foot range down to 8 or 6 lb test (2 or 3X). Fly wise would be an assortment of size 4, 6 & 8 Crazy Charlies, Clousers (short), chenille on a hook with a marabou tail and barbel head and any other bright fly in the right size tied with an upturned hook. Colors range from from white to black and any combination in between. Some of my favorites are pearl white, orange and white, chartreuse and white, green and white, blue, copper, silver, and red and white.

    As far as time of year, in the north they run from late March to early June. I'd guess it could be earlier in Florida. Check locally for the most accurate information. These guys should be able to give you the timing info. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

    Joe
    "If people don't occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads, you're doing something wrong." John Gierach

  5. #5

    Default Re: Shad

    Thanks to all.

  6. Default Re: Shad

    Shad are just a kick. I like the term I've heard for them, "poor mans Tarpon" and also a 3 lb. fish with a 2 lb. mouth.

Similar Threads

  1. Picked up my beginners outfit...
    By nralover in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-16-2008, 10:25 AM
  2. salmon rod
    By freeze69 in forum Coldwater Fly Fishing
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-15-2005, 06:44 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •