Fly Fishing the Southernmost Shad Run

February 18, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

“My fly alights with a plop before beginning its waking transit downstream. This time, I actually see the strike and feel the fish while the boil diffuses in the current.” Steve Kantner vows that migrating shad — at least on Florida’s St. Johns River — actually do eat, and not just baitfish but surface-bound flies as well. In Florida Sportsman.