Catch date:4/13/2016 4:34:00 PM

Story date:4/14/2016 6:51:00 AM

Location:Susquehanna River MD

Species:Shad, Hickory

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.

Jimmy

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About Jimmy
1974 Starcraft Supersport
Brand:
Starcraft
Description:
My fishing boat Litttle Blue is a 1974 Starcraft Supersport. She is well past her prime but here's a photo of one in great shape.
Tarpon 10
Brand:
Wilderness Systems
Description:
My current fishing kayak is a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100. I'm thinking about upgrading to a NuCanoe Frontier or Jackson Coosa.
Swimming Mullet
Brand:
Gulp
Color:
White
Description:
Gulp Swimming Mullets are my goto bait for most situations.
Rattletrap
Description:
Heavier Rattletraps are still one of my favorite lures for stripers.
Jitterbug
Color:
Green with Black Spots
Description:
I've been throwing Jitterbugs for Bass since the 1970's and don't plan on stopping anytime soon.
Tierra 1500
Brand:
Daiwa
Description:
The Team Daiwa Tierra 1500 reel is one of my favorites, I've got 4 or 5 of them at this point. Too bad they've been discontinued.
Description:
My primary target is Striped Bass in the 20 - 24 inch range. Here's a big one I caught one trophy season on the Chesapeake
Description:
The Daiwa Procyon 1500 with a 6:1 gear ratio is my go to reel for pulling crank baits in fast moving water.
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