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#11658797 - 06/10/16 10:23 AM Catching shad
MercuryJump Offline
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Registered: 06/10/15
Posts: 149
Loc: Texas
I have a dumb question. Can shad be caught in a bream trap? If so what would one use for bait?

I have been cast netting them, but from the bank I tend to tear up my nets. I just bought a new one and after one outing it has several holes in it. There is just too much hidden debris in Toledo Bend. It would be great if I could catch them in a trap and save wear and tear on my net.
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#11658854 - 06/10/16 10:46 AM Re: Catching shad [Re: MercuryJump]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
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Registered: 12/20/10
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Sorry but that's a no. Even if you could catch them they'd die in the trap. I have a suggestion, if you can get your net through bass pro and get gear guard for $7, when you tear it up, they'll replace it.
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#11658893 - 06/10/16 11:00 AM Re: Catching shad [Re: MercuryJump]
acbrown1977 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/16
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Ive caught them using a clover style bluegill trap.... but it needs to be checled often as they will die in it

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#11659121 - 06/10/16 12:46 PM Re: Catching shad [Re: acbrown1977]
MercuryJump Offline
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Fresh dead works for blues, but I think they only eat algea.
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