Shad: The Poor Man's Atlantic Salmon

July 16, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Thanks to the hotly debated removal of the Edwards Dam on Maine’s Kennebec river in 1999, shad have returned to their historic spawning grounds. “Fishermen like Thibodeau have caught them on all kinds of odd lures — from tiny caddis flies that hatch like mosquitos from the water’s surface to lures that mimic crayfish or eels.” Dave Sherwood on