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Posted on April 17, 2014 | Permalink

Shad Fishing on Susquehanna Brings in Surprise

Type: Tidal
Region: Northern
Location: Susquehanna River

I went shad fishing last week on the Susquehanna River, below Deer Creek. The water was high and fast , and the banks full of fishermen, however it looked like everyone was catching shad.

I had a blast and caught my first rockfish (Striped Bass) on a shad dart fishing downstream from where Deer Creek dumps into the river. I was so excited I couldnít get a good hold of the fish & take his picture. I went to grab him from under his belly, the line snapped and he swam away with dart in his lip still, I hope that doesnít cause him to die. I was so shocked that I actually caught a rockfish and got it close to see it and didnít know how to land him or grab it. Iím guessing it was between 17-20 ď.

Just before the rockfish I caught I got two shad at once. Double Trouble. That was a nice feeling landing those 2 also. I think I had 2 rockfish on the night before but they broke my line and got my spoon and dart rig twice.

Tags: Striped Bass, Hickory Shad