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Lake: John Martin Reservoir

where to catch Shad with a Cast Net

Post By: FastLayne      Posted: 7/31/2019 8:15:56 PM     Points: 1710    
Where on John Martin Reservoir can I catch Shad with a Cast Net this time of year?

What depth of water are the Shad at this time of year?
 Reply by: cookster      Posted: Jul. 31, 11:11:34 PM     Points: 62623    
If your down there Friday, Saturday, Sunday Iíll hook you up.just a few places with a cast net and a few with a seine.
 Reply by: FastLayne      Posted: Aug. 1, 9:52:03 AM     Points: 1710    
Hi Cookster - Iíll be there Saturday and will arrive about 6:30 am at the bait and tackle store there (The Tackle Box). Where can I meet or find you ?
 Reply by: cookster      Posted: Aug. 1, 10:13:57 PM     Points: 62623    
Hey fastlane, Iíll be in a white center console hydro sports out chasing the boils out in the middle of the lake on the eastern end.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Aug. 2, 7:41:09 AM     Points: 50226    
^^^^ you stay away from my boils!
 Reply by: cookster      Posted: Aug. 2, 1:22:07 PM     Points: 62623    
Hopefully early in the morning or late this evening it gets better closer to the dam. Only thing I have found today is off the big rock point by the camp ground in the middle of the lake. Havenít seen a shad all morning. None in cast net or seine. May head to blue lake to seine bait.
 Reply by: FastLayne      Posted: Aug. 3, 4:51:59 AM     Points: 1710    
We will be in Boston Whaler center console with Red T Top. We will look for you ...and your Boils 😂
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Aug. 3, 7:28:25 AM     Points: 50226    
I was telling Steve to stay away from my boils! But now that you mention it.. YOU stay away from them too!

I'm heading that way soon and will be on the water this afternoon. You see a fat guy on a blue inflatable toon, come on over and say hello.
 Reply by: cookster      Posted: Aug. 3, 10:12:00 AM     Points: 62623    
The crappie fishing is off the hook man. We are at the fish cleaning station now and will be for a couple hour but will swing by and chat when we head back out. The crappie are stacked up every where today. We caught 80 keepers in 2 1/2 hours this morning and never moved.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Aug. 3, 12:14:55 PM     Points: 5332    
Steve . . . .wishing I was there!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Aug. 3, 12:52:57 PM     Points: 50226    
I'll be in hasty campground lot 104 in about an hour and a half. Look g9rward to seeing you again