Shad 2021


Who's ready?? I get home in late January & will be looking for reports, if not i'll give it a go.


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No and thanks for the report.Thinking about trying it wednesday,we gonna need a lot of lead this year.haha
Didn't bother to go last week, due to the water being so high/swift.
I don't even feel comfortable fishing those spots when the flow is so high and the currents ripping. I was at arrowhead once and the water was high and flowing super hard. I went to anchor in the usual spot and my anchor wouldn't hold it was pushing my little jon boat so hard and then it caught something and when it held it nearly pulled the bow under. I wanted to cut it loose as it was happening but if i ran to the front i was for sure going to put the bow under. So i had to let it play out. It settled down some and i cranked up and pulled passed the anchor and got it free and left. I was basically getting treated like giant crab pot float. I learned if you have to second guess anchoring dont do it. Lol
Was anyone able to get out this past weekend? I was trying to get out to the Tailrace but with my chores and the wind, I didn't make it. Hope to get up there this weekend even if it's raining. Would like to get a half dozen or so to put in the crab trap this year.



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One of my Nephews is fishing the Tailrace this morning. Says there are a couple dozen boats fishing, but nobody is catching anything.
One of my Nephews is fishing the Tailrace this morning. Says there are a couple dozen boats fishing, but nobody is catching anything.Originally posted by stlhunr


He says they got their two man limit by noon.
One of my Nephews is fishing the Tailrace this morning. Says there are a couple dozen boats fishing, but nobody is catching anything.Originally posted by stlhunr


He says they got their two man limit by noon.Originally posted by stlhunr
Hey Unc,did the boys say how far off the line they was ?Was the other boats doing alright?We need to spread the word ,Tailrace is back baby,spread out the fleet a little aye.I wonder if that old timer is still at the landing counting fish.
One of my Nephews is fishing the Tailrace this morning. Says there are a couple dozen boats fishing, but nobody is catching anything.Originally posted by stlhunr


He says they got their two man limit by noon.Originally posted by stlhunr
Hey Unc,did the boys say how far off the line they was ?Was the other boats doing alright?We need to spread the word ,Tailrace is back baby,spread out the fleet a little aye.I wonder if that old timer is still at the landing counting fish.Originally posted by sman


Didn't say. I will ask him though.
Nephew says they were the 3rd boat from the line, right side bank. People along the bank were catching most of the fish. Fish started hitting when the water stopped flowing, around 9:00. Says there were probably 100 boats there by noon.
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Tied up at the tailrace, waiting on sunup. I apparently got here to early. bigsmile