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Shad set up for Suskie fishing

Postby mdfish » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:40 am

I am going to try fishing the shad run this year launching my kayak near the Conowingo dam at Octoraro creek. I am thinking of taking a five weight with a sinking tip and a three weight floating. What fly patterns or advice would anyone have. I am a little worried about having to paddle up stream to get back to my car as I assume I will be going solo. :?:

What I really need help with is the line set up. For those of us poor young family types would it work to use a couple split shot on a floating line or is it needed to use a sinking tip. Or would I just be better off with the 8 wt 275 grain sinking and 5 wt floating and just leave the 3 wt home.

There is not much room on a kayak for extra gear.
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Re: Shad set up for Suskie fishing

Postby sandfly » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:28 pm

small size 6 flies that are flashy and bright, as long as the current isn't strong you should be fine. Why not start up stream and float back to your car.
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Re: Shad set up for Suskie fishing

Postby Sharpefly » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:09 pm

Done floats on the Allegany River and what we did was left a mountain bike down stream and road it back to drop off point to get our the truck.

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