Catch date:4/15/2015 6:07:00 PM

Story date:4/15/2015 8:04:00 PM

Location:Deer Creek MD

Species:Shad, Hickory

I tried to get my brother to go fishing for Shad this evening on the Susquehanna river but he felt it was about a week too early. I figured I would give it a shot anyway to see what I could come up with.

When I got to the river, it was flowing high and after about 1/2 hour of no luck I drove up to where Deer Creek enters into the Susquehanna. The mouth of Deer Creek is a great spot and as usual it was packed. I found a spot about 1/4 mile up stream and tried to beat the skunk by catching anything. I started casting a Bass Pro spinner and managed to land a nice Shad. I didn't measure him but I would guess he was in the 16 to 18 inch range. Mission accomplished, he was the only fish all evening.

While fishing, I met a guy who was putting on his waders and heading down to the mouth of the creek. He said that he caught 42 on Monday night, but I could see those guys tonight and there wasn't much going on. I'm not sure if my brother was right about next week, but hopefully we both can find an evening to head up to the river to find out.


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