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#10798922 - 04/26/15 07:39 PM Are there supposed to be 20" long shad? biggest shad pic#
Mark's Fence Repair Offline
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Registered: 01/24/12
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Loc: Arlington Texas
I caught a 20 inch shad? I thought it was a carp.
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#10798976 - 04/26/15 07:59 PM Re: Are there supposed to be 20" long shad? biggest shad pic# [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Registered: 01/15/03
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Loc: Lake Keystone, Oklahoma
that's about all we have on Kaw lake ... almost all the smaller shad died out when the lake froze over the second time this winter. Not seen any 20 inch ones though ... more like 10 to 12 inch which is very big gizzard shad
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#10798979 - 04/26/15 08:01 PM Re: Are there supposed to be 20" long shad? biggest shad pic# [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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hey... that's a centemeter scale human
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#10798992 - 04/26/15 08:05 PM Re: Are there supposed to be 20" long shad? biggest shad pic# [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Registered: 04/17/05
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Lots of good baits. Right there!

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#10799003 - 04/26/15 08:11 PM Re: Are there supposed to be 20" long shad? biggest shad pic# [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Registered: 01/15/07
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Loc: Paris Texas
seems like maybe a 10 or 12 inch shad

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#10799204 - 04/26/15 09:18 PM Re: Are there supposed to be 20" long shad? biggest shad pic# [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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I have caught some 17 inch shad.

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#10799464 - 04/26/15 11:09 PM Re: Are there supposed to be 20" long shad? biggest shad pic# [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
big10 Offline
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Looks like 12-14" to me. Ya iv seen a few of them, but not often enough.
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#10799929 - 04/27/15 09:11 AM Re: Are there supposed to be 20" long shad? biggest shad pic# [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
hurricane 201 Offline
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Registered: 04/02/12
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Loc: Johnson County ,Texas
Here is one I caught a couple weeks ago, was over 20" texas ranch had actually measured it but I put a penny on it for reference.
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#10799947 - 04/27/15 09:18 AM Re: Are there supposed to be 20" long shad? biggest shad pic# [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
hurricane 201 Offline
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Penny is roughly 3/4"
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#10800020 - 04/27/15 09:41 AM Re: Are there supposed to be 20" long shad? biggest shad pic# [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Registered: 01/25/05
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I caught an 18-3/4 inch long shad on a rattle trap at Calaveras lake in San Antonio. I wish I would have taken it to the office for weight and picture as im sure it was a record of some kind. It big the hook and was hooked in the mouth. Instead I threw it in the ice chest and used it for cut bait later in the day. frown

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#10800026 - 04/27/15 09:44 AM Re: Are there supposed to be 20" long shad? biggest shad pic# [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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You picture looks to be about 14 inches?

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#10800045 - 04/27/15 09:51 AM Re: Are there supposed to be 20" long shad? biggest shad pic# [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
big10 Offline
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Loc: Temple, Texas
Thats a goodun paul. Bet you wish you had it this past winter on Twonk!!
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#10800079 - 04/27/15 10:00 AM Re: Are there supposed to be 20" long shad? biggest shad pic# [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Registered: 01/23/12
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Out of brackish water on the coast, 10" or so mullet and sprite can for reference, never measured it but freaked this west tx boy out.

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#10800261 - 04/27/15 10:50 AM Re: Are there supposed to be 20" long shad? biggest shad pic# [Re: big10]
hurricane 201 Offline
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Registered: 04/02/12
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Loc: Johnson County ,Texas
Originally Posted By: big10
Thats a goodun paul. Bet you wish you had it this past winter on Twonk!!


Yeap, LOL Think Johnny and Jimbo ended up using him for bait on Lavon...
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#10801087 - 04/27/15 03:11 PM Re: Are there supposed to be 20" long shad? biggest shad pic# [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
hurricane 201 Offline
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Registered: 04/02/12
Posts: 1450
Loc: Johnson County ,Texas
Here is a few more good ones 1 throw of the net. For reference those black speakers are 6" diameter.


Edited by hurricane 201 (04/27/15 03:16 PM)
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