Umpqua shad is on!

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 IMG_5151.JPG FUN!


Active member
Great report and pic as always Whip. I know the sturgeon guys love shad for bait but I wonder it the smaller ones would be good for lings ?
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?