Almost time for Hickory Shad!

So, I’ve been neglecting this poor blog. I’ve thought about posting a few times, but nothing of note has come forth. I thought, however, that I’d mention something that’s coming up and is one of the highlights of the spring each year. It’s almost time for the annual Hickory Shad run! In late March, these fish come up our piedmont rivers from the ocean, and provide wonderful fishing. This year, I’m hoping to try out my one-man fishing pontoon. I’ve often used my powerboat on the Roanoke River at Weldon, but that’s really overkill.

You can check the fishing reports for the current year at the NC Wildlife Resource Commission website. Here are some old trip reports that give you a flavor of what it’s like.

I can’t wait!

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