Patriotic Angler Podcast: American Shad 101
Want to catch an incredibly powerful, and fast high flying fish! It's the American Shad. Florida has a phenomenal American Shad fishery in the St John River up in Northeast Florida. The run starts around December due to the shad coming out of the Atlantic Ocean and heading into the St Johns River to Spawn. They spawn in the freshwater and shortly after die after the spawn. They will travel well over Hundred miles to their spawning grounds. They can be easily caught during the spawn on ultra light tackle or Fly Fishing. It is a species that every angler should go out and catch. It is one of the most extraordinary fishing experiences a person can ever have.