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Columbia River Shad Start To Show

Last Tuesday was the first day that shad started to show at Bonneville. Just a single fish went thru on Tuesday, 8 on Wednesday, 114 on Thursday and 223 on Friday, 10th May. The numbers will only increase over the next couple of weeks to generally fishable numbers by Memorial day weekend. Just a couple of weeks away. The peak of the run will usually occur about the 10th of June thru the 25th of June, with fishing usually going to the 4th of July.


At the present time we have good numbers of Shad Darts in quite an array of colors. It's best to get them early in the season while we have a good selection as we cannot restock quickly once we are out. In fact we order our lures in the Fall each year in order to have them by shad season.


If you haven't fished shad, it's something that you should put on your things to do list. It's a great fishery with lots of action when the shad are in.


Stop by and we'll be glad to fill you in on the techniques of shad fishing.

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