from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several food fishes of the genus Alosa, especially the North American species A. sapidissima, related to the herrings but atypical in swimming up streams from marine waters to spawn.
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- n. Any one of several species of food fishes that comprise the genus Alosa in the family Clupeidae, to which the herrings also belong; river herring.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several species of food fishes of the Herring family. The American species (Alosa sapidissima formerly Clupea sapidissima), which is abundant on the Atlantic coast and ascends the larger rivers in spring to spawn, is an important market fish. The European allice shad, or alose (Alosa alosa formerly Clupea alosa), and the twaite shad (Alosa finta formerly Clupea finta), are less important species.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A clupeoid fish of the genus Alosa, in which there are no palatal teeth and the cheeks are deeper than they are long.
- n. In the Ohio valley, a clupeoid, Pomolobus chrysochloris, with persistent and well-developed teeth in the premaxillaries and front of the lower jaw.
- n. With a qualifying word, one of several other fishes. See gizzard-shad, and phrases below.
- n. A Middle English past participle of shed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. herring-like food fishes that migrate from the sea to fresh water to spawn
- n. bony flesh of herring-like fish usually caught during their migration to fresh water for spawning; especially of Atlantic coast
Yes | No | Report from TheEasternShore ... wrote 42 weeks 5 days ago sexy shad is producing for me also senkos
If no big bites I start throwing a supper spook jr in shad or perch and again on heavy line around the outsides of brush piles and vegetation. my next lure would be a zoom frog thrown alon gthe banks and brushIf no 6-10 lbr's are caught then I'd switch to spinners, jigs and worms.
Weight: 1/8 oz. Details: Threadfin shad are a favorite forage of our crappie.
If you had a good freeze and a good shad kill as soon as the water thaws shad is good.
I'm pretty sure shad is an American fish, so you might not be able to find it on your side of the Atlantic.
Red shad is a perfect clear or stained water bait color.
Weight: 1/8 oz. Details: Any color that imitates a generic shad is a good crankbait choice.
Both crayfish and threadfin shad are common forage for bass here, which makes both diminutive jigs and shad-imitating crankbaits logical choices.
POSTERIOR BELLY: A "roe" shad is laden with as many as half a million eggs.
The shad is an esteemed and valuable fish, but so scarce in Canada now that they bring a high price.