The things you see when you don't have your fishing gear. This was taken from the top of the wall around the Tidal Basin. Shad were schooling all along the wall in the shady areas. No more than two feet from the wall and just swimming back and forth like mad things. The Tidal Basin is posted "no fishing" most of the time but is home to amongst these Shad, Stripers, Gar, Snakeheads, Bass, Carp and Catfish. I've seen some very big ones jumping clear of the water. No matter the "no fishing" signs , one guy was walking along the wall trolling with a hand held rod. I didn't see him catch any but he had a lot of nerve.
Catch Date: 05/23/2016 7:31 AM