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Old 12-09-10, 07:03 PM   #1
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Default Hiawassee shad kill

The yearly Hiawassee shad kill has started. The crows are sitting along the river in heavy numbers and White Woolly Buggers are getting multiple strikes on a single retrive. My best friend was on the river from the powerhouse to Reliance and they took 50+ fish with twice that many short strike misses most on white buggers. They didn't get the big Browns that that river use to be known for but hey 50 fish in December!!!!!
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Old 12-19-13, 02:22 PM   #2
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Anyone seeing any shad on the Hiwassee yet this year?
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Old 12-19-13, 02:40 PM   #3
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Very nice. Thanks for the post!
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Old 12-20-13, 08:47 AM   #4
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I've been working a lot this month and so far the shad kill IS NOT happening yet. We've seen a handful of shad but nowhere near the numbers of a full on shad kill.

Yesterday was the first day that I've seen other boats on the water in the past three weeks. But the fishing has been very good so I'm not complaining. White streamers will catch plenty of fish but its not because the shad kill. Hopefully we'll start seeing them soon.

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Old 12-20-13, 11:50 AM   #5
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Yeah I was think the same thing, just not cold enough yet for the shad kill.
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Old 01-03-14, 01:15 PM   #6
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I'm hoping after this next round of cold we should start having some shad die off on the Hiwasseee. Anybody been seeing any yet?
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Can't make link but recent post on hiwassee.net says it has started
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Old 01-03-14, 08:25 PM   #8
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We were seeing a small amount of 4 - 6" shad coming down the bypass last week. Only saw two all day yesterday. Still, not many if any coming through the turbines. Fish will eat shad patterns though.

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Old 01-12-14, 10:29 PM   #9
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Nothing much new to report on a Hiwassee shad kill.

Still seeing a few here and there but nowhere near epic numbers for sure.

Good news is, with few real shad coming......it sure makes our patterns stand out.
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Thanks for the update Rocky! Sounds like there are enough coming through to make them have a taste for them. Maybe this next cold snap will help.
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