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#11838859 - 09/20/16 09:10 AM Finding Larger Shad
South Florida transplant Offline
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Registered: 09/05/14
Posts: 92
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Can't seem to locate any larger shad. All I seem to find are 2 in. Threadfin. Any suggestions? I am in a 14FT aluminum v-bottom throwing a 8 foot 3/8 mesh cast net. 1 lb per foot weight. I find schools in main lake water 15 fow no success with net. I have found (2 in.) all I want around bubblers in Benbrook and boat ramps in morning.

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#11838934 - 09/20/16 09:43 AM Re: Finding Larger Shad [Re: South Florida transplant]
stratos Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/23/05
Posts: 1255
Loc: Royse City, Tx
8' radius or 8' diameter?

Biggest you are allowed in Texas is 7' radius.

Can't help you out as far as where to find shad but I don't want you to get in trouble.

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#11838997 - 09/20/16 10:18 AM Re: Finding Larger Shad [Re: South Florida transplant]
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
Try a little deeper where your finding the threads
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#11839005 - 09/20/16 10:23 AM Re: Finding Larger Shad [Re: South Florida transplant]
Big Sam Offline
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Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 644
Loc: Arkansas
its that time of year up my way as well millions of 2 inch shad bang we been getting the big ones right up on a sandy bank ..... try real shallow by sand or concrete or weeds thumb watch that net if its an 8ft radius could get ya in trouble in Texas slinger
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#11839017 - 09/20/16 10:27 AM Re: Finding Larger Shad [Re: South Florida transplant]
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Registered: 01/31/16
Posts: 299
Loc: Lewisville Texas
Under the lights at the marina will produce monster gizzard shad in most lakes round here...make sure the slip or area you throw in is shallow and doesn't have hang ups..use your old torn up net first..got to get up real early to catch or go the night before


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#11839033 - 09/20/16 10:35 AM Re: Finding Larger Shad [Re: South Florida transplant]
OPTIMUS PRIME Offline
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Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 1849
Loc: CYBERTRON
Ditch the 3/8's and go to at least 5/8"s or inch mesh. Ditch the 1 pound and go to 1.5 pound. And don't let your net sink any deeper than 20 feet around those aerators or your likely to pull up a netload of juvenile blue kitty... roflmao roflmao roflmao thumb
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#11839081 - 09/20/16 10:51 AM Re: Finding Larger Shad [Re: South Florida transplant]
Jacky Wiggins Offline
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Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 1283
Loc: Copper Canyon, Texas, USA
Try backing off the ramp to a little deeper water. Protected side of any floating docks around in 20 ft or less water and lighted boat slips. I prefer the sail boat slips because the don't have any lifts or cover. Throw an hour before daybreak.
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#11839126 - 09/20/16 11:12 AM Re: Finding Larger Shad [Re: South Florida transplant]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 5735
Loc: Fort Worth
Most of the lakes are full of tiny shad right now. I always here match the hatch but why would a fish bite the two inch shad on your hook?
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#11839160 - 09/20/16 11:22 AM Re: Finding Larger Shad [Re: South Florida transplant]
South Florida transplant Offline
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Registered: 09/05/14
Posts: 92
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
It's 7 ft 14 dia. My mistake. And I have gotten some of those little kitties. A real pain in the net. I was trying to stay away from boat slips due to brush tossed there. thanks for the input.

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#11839247 - 09/20/16 12:16 PM Re: Finding Larger Shad [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
big10 Offline
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Registered: 06/12/06
Posts: 2699
Loc: Temple, Texas
Originally Posted By: OPTIMUS PRIME
Ditch the 3/8's and go to at least 5/8"s or inch mesh. Ditch the 1 pound and go to 1.5 pound. And don't let your net sink any deeper than 20 feet around those aerators or your likely to pull up a netload of juvenile blue kitty... roflmao roflmao roflmao thumb


Very good advice here in many different ways!
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#11842890 - 09/22/16 08:54 AM Re: Finding Larger Shad [Re: South Florida transplant]
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Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 2171
Loc: austin
put 2 or 3 of the smaller shad on your hook and rip one up the gut

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#11849625 - 09/26/16 08:22 AM Re: Finding Larger Shad [Re: South Florida transplant]
South Florida transplant Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/05/14
Posts: 92
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Decided to go out yesterday and scout for some shad. First stop was bridge pilings 15 FOW saw some on graph but no luck in net. Ordered new Bait Buster net, get it in a week. So I moved on to shallower water 8/10 FOW around some Docks and finally got all the bigguns I can use. One of them was about 1 lb I bet that head will have a big Blue name on it. Thanks for the help.

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#11849666 - 09/26/16 08:36 AM Re: Finding Larger Shad [Re: South Florida transplant]
Big Zee Offline
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Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 1781
Loc: East Yegua
1 lb shad, that head will be a blue cat pizza there. Mama call Wal Mart see if they got any picture frames, there going to be a new 8x10 picture on the wall. Good luck and glad you found those big shad. fish
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#11849887 - 09/26/16 10:20 AM Re: Finding Larger Shad [Re: South Florida transplant]
Andrew Taylor Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 747
Loc: Emory, TX
on tawak I found up to 7" shad in 40 FOW. Thank God for sidescan thumb

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