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Fish: Gizzard Shad

Gizzard Shad

Post By: Stockbronco      Posted: 7/1/2013 11:59:45 AM     Points: 162    
I've heard that gizzard shad are primarily plankton feeders but I would like to catch one on my fly rod to add to my species list. Has anyone caught a gizzard shad on any sort of artificial fly or lure and if so, what fly or lure did you catch it on?
 Reply by: FishOnSteroids      Posted: 7/1/2013 12:23:41 PM     Points: 404
I know that nightangler has caught one on a lure. You may want to ask him.
 Reply by: nightangler      Posted: 7/1/2013 2:37:55 PM     Points: 1656
I actually caught that gizzard shad on a hook with no weights and 2 leeches on it. I was letting the leeches do the work with no weight. It hit really hard but then might as well have been a dead fish I reeled in. I didnt even realize it was a Gizzard Shad at the time because it was a good 12" long and I didnt realize they got that big...

P.S. It was caught in P-lo

 Reply by: sickws6      Posted: 7/1/2013 2:59:04 PM     Points: 574
I have caught a few on a 3 inch white mister twister. at the inlet going into horshoe when it was running earlier this year
 Reply by: IceFishingFool      Posted: 7/1/2013 3:06:47 PM     Points: 1041
have caught and seen them caught on Jigging spoons, some foul hooked and some have tried to eat the spoons.
 Reply by: Stockbronco      Posted: 7/1/2013 4:34:15 PM     Points: 162
Thanks for the info everyone!
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