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Fishing for shad from a boat..
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!!!
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
Thank you !
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.
You can fish them in the willamette also. Little dicknite pink and white works well with a spreader and some weight.
Gilbert Boat ramp --- Coon Island - Sauvie Island -- can not keep them off !!
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
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.