splashed the drift boat at Sawyer's rapids at 10:30. Done by 1:30 with at least 50 to the boat Kept 2 for some pickling, the rest went back. Mostly small males, but we had a few good size hens Below the rapids .green and pink were the colors,. HAVE FUN!
I typically don’t fish but love to take my boys fishing, I’ve always heard that while they may not be the best eating fish Shad are a fun fish to catch. Is it too late to fish for Shad on the Umpqua or are they still running?
My buddy and I went out to the main Umpqua and did some smallmouth fishing last Saturday. We had ourselves one heck of a evening. We both tried a couple of different lures, and ended up settling on shad pattern rubber baits. We came home with these 3, but both of us ended up landing about 20 or so a in the hour and a half we were there. Hoping to make it out again this weekend a couple of times.
Got on the water around 9:30 after my buddy had to drop the kid off at school. Took a while to get on them ,but once we got located it was a pretty steady bite. 1 double .Some nice hens mixed in with a few SMALL males. Kept 3 for pickling and shad roe cooked in home cured bacon greasease.Have fun! Chartreuse was the hot color