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  1. Michael Eversmier, Recreational Angler
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Posted on April 18, 2013 | Permalink

Gunpowder Shad

Type: Tidal
Region: Central
Location: Gunpowder River

After a late arrival on Wednesday morning at Deer Creek near Stafford bridge, I was greeted by only one fisherman who was packing up. Not usually a good sign. He said Hickory Shad fishing has been slow the last few mornings and he had only caught a few Herring. I put on my waders, grabbed my fly rod and tried for myself for two hours and had the same results only I didn't even catch a Herring. Determined to not get skunked, I drove to the Gunpowder River and parked in the lot off of Jones Road and hiked to my favorite spot. Within an hour I had hooked and released over a dozen shad while snapping a few pictures. As you can see from the pics, hickories are a fun fish to catch, often making one or two impressive leaps out of the water. The water temperature in the Gunpowder was a few degrees warmer than Deer Creek so I'm guessing that may have played a role in my success.

Tags: Hickory Shad,