About the shad comming

K

kenjimua

Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2009
Messages
43
Location
pdx
when is the shad comming to the boniville dam? or got a web site soo i can check the shad count
 
B

beaverfan

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 18, 2009
Messages
2,179
Location
Beaverton, Oregon
You still got quite a ways to go till the Shad come in. I usually start fishing for them around Memorial Day usually.
 
B

BlackBass

Member
Joined
Nov 11, 2009
Messages
260
Shad fishing is hot up at bonni in mid may through june. Great fish to catch on light tackle , take the kids to have fun. Crab bait all year long :)I make my annual trip up there mid june, we spend two days catching all the crab bait we need for the year, and have a blast doing it.
 
K

kenjimua

Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2009
Messages
43
Location
pdx
coolios! btw how do we know when the shad are coming =s...i still dont know where to go look for the fishing counting place thingy is =s
 
M

mthoodrider

Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2010
Messages
37
Location
Brightwood
What do you use for shad? Is meldrum bar good for shad? I'm thinking of starting the little guy on some river fishing this year, he has pulled quite a few trouts over 20" since he was two all by himself, I just help him a little by holding the pole above the reel and he can reel in those brooters. He's four now, so I think he can handle a few shads. Appreciate any tips.
 
K

kenjimua

Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2009
Messages
43
Location
pdx
well i really dont know how to explain it really =s....shad darts? and i also herd they like flashy stuff from a person that works in this sports place =s
 
F

FishSchooler

Active member
Joined
Mar 29, 2008
Messages
1,785
Location
Oregon
They will bite anything with color, even a plain brass or nickel swivel. Just make sure it is a small hook!
 
D

Drew9870

Banned User
Joined
Jan 23, 2009
Messages
1,066
Location
North Salem, Oregon
I have always been told to drift fish crappie jigs in the current adding split shot until you bump bottom about 1-3 times per drift setting the hook (not too hard) on any bump, bright colors like chartreause, orange, and neon pink should work fine. But don't rely on my word, I have yet to catch a shad, but I also don't think I have gone during a good run.
 
M

Moe

Active member
Joined
Mar 12, 2010
Messages
758
Location
Beaverton, Oregon
I have never caught a shad, only gone for them once, but I saw them getting slaughtered with gold swivels with a hook attached immediatly to the swivel.
 
K

kenjimua

Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2009
Messages
43
Location
pdx
Not true grasshoppah. Sometimes one must explore other options in the tackle box to get the desired results.

that is very true =s...i have to go through my tackle box or my gear just to find out what kind of bait the trouts are eating :s...this goes for shad too
 
M

mainman

Member
Joined
Feb 9, 2009
Messages
25
Location
Portland Oregon
has anyone been out for these little buggers latley down in oregon city if so how was it?
 
Top Bottom