View Full Version : Shad from shore?

03-23-2001, 04:47 PM
Anybody willing to give up some info on where to fish for shad right from the shore? I know that the Rocks Village bridge is a good spot, but being boatless it's hard to get into the deeper water.

03-23-2001, 07:11 PM
narrow river: narragansett,ri

03-23-2001, 10:17 PM
Gotta also say the Narrow River, as well as the bridge going over to Great Island in Gallilee, which also connects to Salt Pond.

03-24-2001, 09:14 AM
What type of shad? For hickories (the smaller guys that are around throughout the season), the Narrow river and the RI breachways are all good bets.

For American shad (the bigger ones), the season is limited to mid-April to early June during their spawning run and so are the rivers that host them. The Connecticut below Holyoke dam, the Chicopee, the Westfield, the Merrimack (at Rocks Vill), the Indianhead (Pembroke, Hanover), and the Palmer (Rehoboth) are your only real fishable options from shore.

If I have time, I may host an impromptu get-together out at Holyoke in May whenever the "creek stops rising" and if there is any interest. I'm going out there a bunch of times anyway, so why not? The fishing will be poor though until water levels drop a bit from flood stage...


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03-24-2001, 05:11 PM
South Shore salt pond's in Rhode Island,Quonatataug breachway, think I spelled that right, and Charlestown,breachway.

03-25-2001, 09:39 AM
I love to join you in a Holyoke venture. I used to work at the fishway there but have only fished for the stripers. I do all of my shadfishing farther up river in Turners Falls in late May early June.

03-25-2001, 09:22 PM
i have fished rock village from shore,you can access
good fishing, wading out from the boat ramp,provided
that these recent flood waters have a chance to
return to more natural levels by may.

03-26-2001, 08:46 AM
Count me in on the Shad Outing.
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