Here in MA we are lucky to get a good run of American shad in rivers all over the state. Shad are an amazing fish… long fights, screaming drag, the occasional jump, and they are well worth your time. And now is the time to target them, as they are currently running into the rivers round us.
Check out THIS NEW BLOG
about fly fishing for shad in MA for some good tips on targeting them, specifically in central and western Massachusetts. If you are on the east part of the state, shoot me an email and I can share what limited knowledge I have about the shad runs in the Merrimack and other eastern (and southern) rivers in MA.
Keep an eye on that blog, and consider chasing shad on the fly this spring!