Shad Action Heating Up!

American River - Sacramento, CA (El Dorado County)

American Shad
Photo Credit: Jared Shakin

by Jared Shakin

The fish are really stacking up and distributed all through the system.  These schools didn't go virtual this spring!  Groups of fish numbering in the hundreds are swirling around the bottoms of the runs, near the tailouts.  When we found them, we were getting bites on almost every drift over the fish.  Right now the fish seem to prefer the indicator rig (dead-drift) over the swung fly presentation.  We swung some flies and got a few grabs though.

I still have some availabiltiy for Shad season; we've got about another month before it's over.

Contact Shakin Rods at (720) 785-4925 or email

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