It’s Spring - Sling String for Shad
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It’s Spring – Sling String for Shad

Perhaps nothing lights up online message boards and email inboxes of Old Dominion river anglers more than the much-anticipated arrival of spring shad from the Atlantic Ocean to Virginia’s rivers for their annual spawning run. […]

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Augusta angler snags state-record gizzard shad

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Brian Rehmeier of Augusta became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he snagged a gizzard shad on Bigelow Creek in St. Charles County. The new “alternative […]

New Environmentally-Friendly SteelShad Elite
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New Environmentally-Friendly SteelShad Elite

The SteelShad Fishing Company is proud to announce the availability of the new SteelShad Elite Series lure. Working with our Pro Staff we created an environmentally friendly, lead-free variation of our Original blade bait. The […]

Summertime Shadows
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Summertime Shadows

It’s no secret that the heat of the summer forces you to look for different structure and find something that is a reason for fish to hold on a spot. If your observant enough you […]

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WHY USE STEELSHAD LURES

The magic of this one-of-a-kind blade bait lies in it’s distinctive, timeless construction. The Original 3/8 ounce is popularized by smashing freshwater largemouth and smallmouth bass. For over ten years it’s success rates prove time […]

SCATTER RAP GLASS SHAD GIVES A CLEAR ADVANTAGE
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SCATTER RAP GLASS SHAD GIVES A CLEAR ADVANTAGE

When targeting mid-depth structure in clear water, you’ll find no better bait than a Scatter Rap® Glass Shad. The new Rapala®crankbait combines translucent color patterns, a classic Shad Rap® profile and an inimitable Scatter Lip™. […]

Shad Fishing on the St. Johns River
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Shad Fishing on the St. Johns River

Early reports from the St. Johns River indicate that the 2017 American shad run has begun. Traditionally they start showing up around Christmas and continue to be catchable through mid-March, sometimes later.  The best place […]

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Enhanced Color Palette For Renowned Rippen’ Shad

Northland Fishing Tackle’s renowned Rippin’ Shad packs more eye appeal than ever, thanks to an enhanced color palette that includes eight brand-new fish-catching patterns designed to trigger more panfish, pike, walleyes and trout. “The Rippin’ […]

Shadow Rap Shads Drive Dock Bass Batty
Bass Fishing

Shadow Rap Shads Drive Dock Bass Batty

Seems sometimes dock bass have seen all that falls, making them finicky feeders. But Seth Feider says they ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Show ‘em a Shadow Rap® Shad, he says, and watch out! “There’s just […]

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Rapala Scatter Rap Shad Deep

One of the best multi-species, all-season crankbait lineups just got better with the release of the Scatter Rap® Shad Deep. Combining the inimitable balsa buoyancy and baitfish body of a Shad Rap® with a deep-diving […]

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Missouri State Record Shad Landed

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that angler Shane Doherty of Fort Scott, Kan., set the first fishing state-record of 2016 by catching a 2-pound-2-ounce gizzard shad measuring 19 and 13/16 inches. Doherty caught […]

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Hunting News

Dark Shadows, Cool Breeze

Disappearing into one’s surroundings requires careful concealment; something successful hunters always pay critical attention to. Unfortunately, this often includes cumbersome camo systems that make vanishing and shooting difficult. It does the hunter no good to […]

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Fishing Tips

Big Hawg Swim Shad

Dan Galusha of Dan’s Fish ‘N’ Tales® demonstrates Big Hawg Baits’ Swim Shad while using a Buzz Ramsey Salmon/Steelhead Air Rod. The 4.5″ Swim Shad is a great Swim Bait. We tested and tweaked this […]

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Walleye Fishing

Showering Shallow River Walleyes With Shad Raps

For walleye anglers, April showers bring more than May flowers. They also bring a thunderous river Shad Rap® bite, says legendary angler Al Lindner. Target shallow rocks near the mouths of tributaries where runoff from […]

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Mann’s ReelNshad V2R1 HD

We are excited to announce that the initial release of the Reel’N Shad™ has been well received and we are seeing a tremendous amount of activity from consumers on this revolutionary new product and what […]

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Bass Fishing

HOW 2 FISH Shadow Rap, 3 Videos

Living in the shadow world between life and death, the Rapala Shadow Rap combines both the vertical and horizontal struggles that a minnow exhibits when its life hangs in the balance. Sculpted with flat-sides, the […]

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2014 Shad Run Varied

American shad showed up in Virginia tributaries in their strongest numbers in years this spring, but their struggles on the Susquehanna River continued as biologists reported the lowest-ever shad count at the Conowingo Dam. In […]

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Restoring Shad To The Anacostia

On a warm afternoon in early May, a group of biologists from the District of Columbia’s Department of the Environment could be seen leaning over the side of a boat, tipping the contents of a […]