Roanoke River, NC @Weldon
Quarry- Hickory Shad
***You Tube Video Included below***
I have had a great Spring so far and I have made a couple of trips for Shad and managed only One Hickory On February the 12 (my earliest shad ever caught ) and a White shad the other day in another River. I got a report the Hickory shad were on fire at Weldon so I called my buddy Aki and asked if he wanted to go??? He said sure! though he told me later he was skeptical about driving for 1.5 hrs to be able to fish for a little over 2 hours. Anyway we arrived at the boat landing and you could see people reeling in fish. The first Hour was somewhat slow but the second hour it really picked up . Together we caught 45 plus shad and 1 small Striper which is a lot for the limited time we were there.
I started off with a Tandem Rig but quickly changed to single Jig with a Big Split shot above it to get deeper.
This rig gets deeper than the Tandem cause the 2nd jig on the tandem doesn't sink like a big ole split shot.
The water was at about 9000 cfm and the water temp right at 50 degrees
The water Temp has dropped. It was 54 2 weeks ago and 52 on March 1st , now it is at 49 degrees. The shad are there you just have to slow down the retrieve.
Aki With a nice Hickory Shad
Me with The lone White Shad caught out of about 45 Hickories
Here is my You tube Video of our Trip
Thank for Looking!!!