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April 2021 Fishing Report

Many anglers wait all year for the exciting spring shad run! In this month’s report Gary Martel, DWR Deputy Director and former Chief of Fisheries, discusses tactics and techniques to catch shad with Alex McCrickard, DWR Aquatic Education Coordinator.

Also, learn to tell the difference between an American and a Hickory Shad. DWR Fish Passage Coordinator Alan Weaver will show key differences and discuss the DWR’s monitoring efforts, populations trends and management of shad in Virginia.

  • April 23, 2021