American Shad Fishing with Steve Gephard

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Steve Gephard is the Supervising Fisheries Biologist for Connecticut DEEP, and he joined Aric and I to talk about American shad. Shad are an ocean fish that, in late April and early May, swim up into the rivers of the east coast to spawn in fresh water. With robust numbers of shad and good, clean habitat, the Connecticut River offers abundant opportunities for both commercial and recreational fishermen to take full advantage of this yearly migration. Steve lays it all out in this episode, from history of the fish to how and where to catch them.

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