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Vic Attardo: Use this clever technique to hook the powerful Delaware River shad

Anglers are astounded by the power of shad like this one that have traveled thousands of miles to get to the Delaware River to spawn. (Photo by Vic Attardo)

You’ll never see a shad cut into a school of minnows and grab one – their mouths are too small for that.
And you won’t see a shad bust against shoreline to grab a frog or bluegill. Again, their mouths are too small, and that’s just not the way they operate. Also, I’ve never see a shad surface-splash into rising mayflies. I doubt they know how.
But hook into a significant size shad and you’re quickly introduced to its power and glory.

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