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The PAFB commission usually starts monitoring at Conowingo on April 1. Last year they did not perform the counting and there is no mention on their web site of any plans for the shad cam this year. The Susquehanna shad populations are almost gone.
 

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Was down on Sunday 10am till 3pm we landed 15 hickory shad lost others was slow they were there.Got very windy.fished above boat ramp.sorry for late report was having login trouble
 

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That's a start. It usually doesn't get good until mid April or the water temp reaches 56 deg.
 

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That's a start. It usually doesn't get good until mid April or the water temp reaches 56 deg.
Some friends of mine said they had their best day ever at Fletcher's the other day so there's hope it will be good on the Susquehanna this year too.
 

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They're starting to catch a few below the Dam. Dam few . Around April 15 th. , it should be on up there . I've got the boat ready for some "Baby Chesapeake Tarpon" .
 

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When the Dogwoods bloom the Shad will show up { Winos early lesson}.
 

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I fished yesterday at Fletcher's and the shad are here, breaking the surface frequently. Hickory and American........... Gary
 

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Susquehanna shad are nearly extinct. If you look at the Conowingo dam shad passage numbers, there was a great year in 2001 with 193,574 fish. That number has tapered off every year to only 4787 fish in 2019.
 

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Every native fish in the Chesapeake Bay are nearly extinct. The new natives are now called invasives. Snakeheads & Catfish. When there killed off from over exploitation , there will be nothing left.
 
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