Fishing for shad from a boat..

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skifish

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I use to go fishing for shad from the bank at Bonneville dam. but this year i got the boat. does anyone fish for shad from a boat? any info will help. Thank you!!!
 
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the_intimidator03

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I have seen people fish from a boat for shad on the mainstem umpqua. It looks as if they back bounce down the run. Sorry no pertinant info on the columbia
 
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fishnquest

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Boat is anchored in the river. 30ft of sinking fly line in front of backing; on a light rod and small baitcaster. 2 ft or so of 4lb fluouro leader. Shad dart or small jig or barbell. Let it out. If you don't get a fish, move your boat sideways in the river. Look for a seam. Shad will travel in a straight line. Thats the way I have done it. Fly rod works too. I do not know the Columbia. Good luck.
 
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ryemery

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You can fish them in the willamette also. Little dicknite pink and white works well with a spreader and some weight.
 
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cchinook

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Gilbert Boat ramp --- Coon Island - Sauvie Island -- can not keep them off !!
 
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fishy4

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i am taking someone shad fishing from the bank for the first time tommorow. would like to stay close to oregon city. what would be a good bank fishing approach? casting and retrieving or still fishing? thanks
 
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Bullitt

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You can also use a small jet diver in lieu of the spreader/weight. I've used Shad darts from cabelas and they work well. Gold hooks are essential imo. Good luck.
 

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