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User: michaelharris88
Comment: I used to live 1 mile away from the world record spot! Great fishing in south hadley.
Date: 03/31/15 03:53 PM

User: davetroy
Comment: The American shad (Alosa sapidissima), the largest of the herring family, is a favorite Connecticut River sportfish. American shad are silvery with coloration shading from bluish dorsally to white ventrally. They have a deeply forked tail. They are delicate, readily experiencing scale loss and torn mouths when caught by anglers. American shad may reach lengths of 24 inches and usually weigh 4 to 7 pounds, females typically being larger than the males.
Date: 05/19/10 09:30 PM

User: iamabasshole
Comment: CT River used to be loaded with Shad in the spring. We would boat a 100 a day in the late 70's but now we are lucky to get 10 on a good day.
Date: 04/24/09 05:45 AM

User: bigjim
Comment: In Virginia there are very few places where you can legally take these fine fighters. I love the Nottoway. Every year they show up there on the weekend after St. Patrick's Day.
Date: 03/10/09 08:15 PM



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