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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:08 PM

I got a wild hair this morning to go fishing,
So I went down to the yacht club, and I stold my friend Williams boat.
I went just outside the harbor near Mayberry slough, and butterflied
some shad.
I got hit on almost every cast, but for some reason they made short runs, and
would not pick up the bait again.
I did get a good run, I stoped the reel, and let the rod load up.
That is when I had the start of a good fight, He wasn't that big 24" but he flat tore some line.
After that, more short runs, and finally a good run,
Another desent fight, but not quite as big.
It was good to be back on the water.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:40 PM

I am not much of a fisherman Tom, but it sounds like a lot of fun. Are shad good to eat, I heard they were real boney? Ed

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:04 PM

Ed,
These are threadfin shad, a totally defferent fish.
They are native to the Delta, and thousands of other water ways.
However, the shad you are refering to, do run through the delta,
and people fish them on the american river, and several others.
I have never heared of anyone catching them this far down river,
But I know they come through here.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:49 PM

Those will eat good Tom. Stripers are my favorite fish.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:03 PM

John,
I love stripers too, but the waitreses down at the cafe made me promise
to bring them some fresh fish.
I usually bring them Rock cod, Lingcod, or Tuna.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:15 PM

Sounds like a great time Tom!
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:07 PM

I need to get you out there fishing.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:38 AM

:good: Love striper.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:18 AM

Looks like you had a good day. I go into disco bay and have pulled 10 to 20 pounders out of there during the striper run. Thinking of heading over there in a couple of weeks.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:45 AM

I don't give my stripers away. They are my favorite fish to eat. Congrats.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:14 PM

Happened to me the same way a while back in Montezuma slough - decided to let The damn thing run for maybe 20 or 30 yards and finally got him. The love those shad. Make sure you do an eggloop knot!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:20 PM

Ed,
These are threadfin shad, a totally defferent fish.
They are native to the Delta, and thousands of other water ways.
However, the shad you are refering to, do run through the delta,
and people fish them on the american river, and several others.
I have never heared of anyone catching them this far down river,
But I know they come through here.
Tom

are they a Pink colored fish with a (overbite shall i say)? I've caught alot of those fish over the last couple years and have no idea what they are.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:12 AM

That's awesome. It's interesting how many hunters don't fish. I do both- whatever I'm in the mood for about equally. I think Stripers are some of the best eatinig fish you can eat- whether from salt or fresh water. But, the meat doesn't freeze as well as other fish, so I like to eat it fresh.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:07 AM

Nice eating fish Tom.


My dad, son and his BIL launched out of Brandon Friday, motored down near Buoy 2 near Montezuma and caught 2 shaker sturgeon and 2 stripers about the size of yours. They didn't wait long enough after the 3-ish tide change to take advantage of the change, and caught them early.


Were you in the Sac or did you go up the slough?


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

are they a Pink colored fish with a (overbite shall i say)? I've caught alot of those fish over the last couple years and have no idea what they are.

I don't know what you are catching, but threadfin shad can only be caught with a net.
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Nice eating fish Tom.


My dad, son and his BIL launched out of Brandon Friday, motored down near Buoy 2 near Montezuma and caught 2 shaker sturgeon and 2 stripers about the size of yours. They didn't wait long enough after the 3-ish tide change to take advantage of the change, and caught them early.


Were you in the Sac or did you go up the slough?


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I was on the San Jaquine,
Just past Mayberry slough.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

Sunday, we smashed the stripers nearish to where you were, Tom. Had almost 20 boated. Yesterday afternoon went back out, not a single boat had a bite all day. We managed one shaker on a spoon. None of our minnows or mudsuckers got hit. There was bait everywhere, just no bite. This water temp killed it, I think. And the fact that we were on a sloooow tide. Heading back out on Monday to see if this coming cooling period will help out.
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