Catch date:4/13/2016 4:34:00 PM
Story date:4/14/2016 6:51:00 AM
Location:Susquehanna River MD
I had a great day fishing yesterday with my brother for shad on the susky. The day started out slow but as the afternoon wore on the fishing really picked up.
This year I finally help my own with him on catching; with each of us landing around a dozen fish. All the shad were caught on a double header of old school shad darts in a pool at the mouth of a creek. Yellow, pink and green seems to be the color they liked today.
On a whim I cast out far into the river to the rip you see behind my brother and hooked up with a 24 inch striper. I managed to get him in but quickly released him since its the spawn and the regulations are very strict on catching stripers.
I've been told if you're fishing for shad and start hooking up with a bunch of stripers its best to move to another spot since you will get a little talking to and maybe even a fine if your "by-catch" is noticed by a DNR officer.