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#11176616 - 10/21/15 10:41 AM Surfing Gizzard Shad
Sumfish Offline
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Registered: 12/11/06
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Loc: Weatherford
Anybody ever use gizzard shad on the coast for any type of fish? Did they work or not?
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#11179361 - 10/22/15 02:53 PM Re: Surfing Gizzard Shad [Re: Sumfish]
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Don't know what kind of shad it was, but we cast netted a bucket load of 5-6 inch shad and caught bull reds for 2 days.

We caught 80 plus fish.

Look for "Red crappie" thread in crappie section.
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#11179857 - 10/22/15 07:47 PM Re: Surfing Gizzard Shad [Re: Sumfish]
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Sounds like you had a good time. I'm supposed to be down around Sealy the 2nd week of next month and thought about taking some shad to try. Thanks for the info.
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#11183014 - 10/24/15 01:28 PM Re: Surfing Gizzard Shad [Re: Sumfish]
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The shad we netted was in the surf.

Take a cast net and catch your bait in the surf.
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#11206513 - 11/04/15 11:18 PM Re: Surfing Gizzard Shad [Re: Sumfish]
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Those were probably menhaden. See here --

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_menhaden

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