How to Fillet Shad?

Answer Shad, members of the herring family, are riddled with bones. Instead of having a nice bone structure, where there is a single row of rib or pin bones, shad have three rows of multiple bones which f... Read More »

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How to Catch Shad?

Shad fish are members of the herring family. Different types of shad include threadfin and gizzard. Shad generally live in the sea, moving to fresh water to spawn. Shad are most often caught in fre... Read More »

How to Use a Shad Dart?

For many people living along America's rivers, it is the spawning run of the shad, not the singing of a robin, that signals spring's arrival. Although the shad meat is bony, shad roe is a delicacy ... Read More »

How to Find Shad for Bait?

Shad are used by many anglers as bait fish for species like striped bass. Although available for purchase, very few places sell them because they are difficult to keep alive. Finding shad the day b... Read More »

Can you eat gizzard shad fish?

On One Hand: Fisherman Use Gizzard Shad as BaitAlthough sport fisherman often catch and cook larger varieties of shad, gizzard shad are used primarily as catfish bait. Gizzard shad are small, minno... Read More »