Gizzard Shad

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Gizzard Shad

Species Information

Scientific Name:Dorosoma cepedianum
Common Names:Gizzard Shad, nanny shad
Environment:Inshore, Surf
Ideal Temp:

About Gizzard Shad

Gizzard Shad Fishing

World Record:
# Fish Caught:4741692 documented in database.
Earliest Record:7/28/1789 12:00:00 AM and located at 37.05591, -88.54739.
Latest Record:2/8/2024 9:49:40 AM and located at 37.05119, -79.54551.
Common Techniques:
Popular Lure Types:
Fishing Spots:0 Gizzard Shad fishing spots.

Latest Gizzard Shad Fishing Reports and Spots

Fishing Report - 1/10/2024 5:47:29 PM

Jan 10 2024 GREAT. Water stained; 56 degrees; 0.31 feet below pool. Catfish continue to be great. Quality eater sized fish and some trophy clas (View)

Smith Mountain Lake February Fishing Report - Warming waters and wondering bass - 2/8/2024 9:49:40 AM

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE BAIT SHOP FOR ALL THE EARLY WINTER TACKLE I USE Well that cold water lasted all of 10 days LOL. Looks to be setti (View)

Chain Pickerel - 2/2/2024 4:40:53 PM

Another on the KVM crankbait in gizzard shad pattern. (View)

Largemouth Bass - 1/15/2024 3:24:00 PM

Gizzard shad pattern crankbait bite (View)

Chain Pickerel - 1/15/2024 3:28:00 PM

Gizzard shad pattern again. (View)

Smith Mountain Lake January Fishing Report - Game on! Fish are eating water is finally cold and lots of rain!!! - 1/9/2024 10:23:59 PM

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE BAIT SHOP FOR ALL THE EARLY WINTER TACKLE I USE OMG it’s finally happening!!!!! We have cold water lots of wet da (View)

Smith Mountain Lake December Fishing Report - Waters warm but fish are ready to eat! - 12/5/2023 6:27:54 PM

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE BAIT SHOP FOR ALL THE EARLY WINTER TACKLE I USE I’m starting to feel like a broken record on how bad we need a co (View)

Find the bait and you will find the bass - 10/7/2023 10:37:44 AM

Fall is here and it was 49 degrees last night in Guntersville. Now 1 dominant pattern has emerged. Shad,shad and more shad. Threadfin and gizz (View)

maumee river report-13 june 2022 - 6/13/2022 8:58:59 AM

    SHAD– tasty -stinky catfish bait-4.99 per bag. Gizzard shad attain lengths of 12 to 18 inches whereas threadfin shad seldom exceed 6inches. (View)

March 2020 Lake Lanier Striper Fishing Report - 7/29/2020 3:01:07 PM

March 2020 Lake Lanier Fishing Report The weather is warming up and the fishing is good! Now is time to break out your Capt. Mack’s Perfect Pla (View)