Sunday, April 6, 2008

First Float, First Shad

I hit the Rappahannock on Friday after work until dark for my first paddle/fishing of the year. The water was very high, muddy after an all day rain on Thursday. Second cast and I had on a beauty of a Hickory Shad on my UltraLight rod with 4 pound test. After that nothing. It was still nice getting back out on the water. With the warming Wx this week the Shad should be thick by mid-week. Imagine running into that 15 foot log with a $30,000 fishing boat.

Heavy rains always produces a lot of trash in the river including major size sticks.

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