Catch Date: 05/19/2016 20:01 PM
Story Date: 05/20/2016 6:19 AM
Location: Conowingo MD
Category: Shad, Gizzard
I fished the Conowingo dam for the first time in recent memory hoping to catch some late season shad. All I could manage was to foul hook some mud shad.
I think the season for the American and Hickories on the lower Susquehanna is for the most part over, since the ladder counts at the Conowingo dam are down to a little over 200 in recent days.
You are allowed to wade in just below the damn to target a variety of fish from monster cats to stripers depending on the season. It's an amazing spot to fish since mud shad, catfish and carp are breaking water everywhere around you.
The Gizzards, Carp and Herring are so thick you can help but foul hook them. I unhooked around a dozen fish but only caught one, the rest were foul hooked.