Ocean run American Shad are related to the tarpon and herring.   They are born in the Delaware River, spend three or four years in the Atlantic Ocean and return to the place of their birth to spawn.   










The best time to catch these strong fighters in our region is from late April through June.   










The males, or bucks, average two to four pounds and the roe shad will go up to seven pounds.   Open face spinning gear with four or six pound test line or fly tackle may be used.   Lure selection should be shad darts, flutter spoons, spinners and weighted flashy streamers.






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