Hickory shad are an anadromous species that are found along the western Atlantic coast, from Maine to the St. John’s River in Florida. They can also be found in tidal rivers and tributaries, particularly during late spring and early summer. Common food items include squid, small fish, small crabs and other crustaceans, and even fish eggs.
Don’t let the species name fool you; there is nothing mediocre about the sporting qualities of this small herring. Hickory shad, like their larger cousins the American shad (Alosa sapidissima), are spirited fighters on light tackle, and can be fooled by small jigs and flies
Current All Tackle Record
2 lbs 14oz ( 1.3 kg)
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