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Posted on April 26, 2011 | Permalink

Hickory Shad run in the Gunpowder River

Type: Freshwater
Region: Northern
Location: Gunpowder River

It was a beautiful Sunday morning with the sun rising and a light fog lifting. I parked in the lot off of Jones Road to access the lower section of the Gunpowder River. The shad run is one of my favorite times of the year to fly fish. Once you find the right hole, the right fly and the right drift you usually do very well. This morning was no exception. Beside catching lots of fish, watching these small hickory shad leap out of the water is a real thrill. Keep in mind if you target these fish, they are in the rivers spawning and are a "Catch and Release" species in Maryland. Please avoid dragging them onto the shore and release them quickly and gently back into the water.

Tags: Hickory Shad