3-4 years ago I landed an 18" shad at Chatfield. I did not imagine that they grew that big. Have been told that larger have been caught out there. Was throwing a spoon for walleye and this fish actually was hooked in the mouth. Put up a pretty good fight.Fishing_Fiend said:well there is a lot more then that now, thats for sure. I was out there last night and the shad were everywhere. At times in certain corners of King Fisher, the water was almost boiling with 'em.
I snagged a nice 13 inch shad though. Any of you guys actually ever try to fish the shad? I have heard that they can be quite tasty.