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Shad Cam Snapshots

Unfortunately, the shad cam is offline on account of muddy, high water. The VDGIF says they will turn it back on when the water levels are more appropriate. I saved some eye candy from my time monitoring the shad cam. … Continue reading

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Shad Cam is Online

The Shad Cam at Bosher’s Dam came online this morning. Around 6am, I saw a lot of American eel moving through Seeing shad moving through with some regularity

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Shad in the Potomac!

                Beau Beasley insists when the cherry blossoms are on the trees, shad are in the Rappahannock River. There haven’t been any internet reports of shad in the Rap, but there is empiric … Continue reading

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Video Advice on Poppers for Smallmouth and a Shad Prediction

While surfing the interwebs, I found this nice video (one of a series) which has some good footage displaying why you shouldn’t “pop” your popper too much.  The video is only four minutes long.  The top water season is fast … Continue reading

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Rivanna River at Pen Park

Rivanna River: Pen Park 2/25/12 1400-1530 Air Temp: 47.5 deg F Water Temp: 47.3 deg F Sunny and windy Water Clarity: very turbid, low visibility Hatch Activity: none By every measure today was a bad day for fly fishing. Winds … Continue reading

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Anticipating the Shad Run…

Three years ago I read John McPhee’s book The Founding Fish. The book is equal parts history and fishing techniques. A fantastic read. My first experience fishing for shad ended with this little baitfish trophy. That is my dad in … Continue reading

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Rivanna River 1/16/12. A Trip Down Memory Lane

Rivanna River 0900-1100 Air temp -35.7 Water temp -37.3 Clarity- chocolate milk Hatch activity -none I’m starting nights again in the ICU this week. I wanted to go fishing today, but given my success with wind last week I decided … Continue reading

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Dam Removal: (Almost) Always a Good thing!

The last few years have seen two important dams removed to the benefit historical anadromous species, the American Shad (Alosa sapidissima). The removal of theEmbrey Dam on the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, opened up 71 miles of the Rapphannock River … Continue reading

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