Fished from 6am to 7am this morning. Landed 7, lost 3 while wading. Stopped by belvidere yesterday around noon and saw a few guys catching fish. Good luck to all in the bi state tourney.
kevin | Yardley PA | Wednesday April 25th 8:51 pm
It was lit at Yardley fom 10 am to 4pm today. Several triples and doubles throughout the day. Lots of big roes up to 6lbs in the mix. Fished spoons on plug rig and flat lines in 6 ft of water. Water temp was 52 in the am, rose to 53.8 by 4pm. Overcast and drizzle most of the day, did not hamper the bite. Water is in great shape but may rise due to rains up north. Lost count at 50 fish today. Will be back out next week. Best of luck to all in the tournament....plenty of fish headed North.....Catch & release to preserve the spawn. See you on the river....Kevin
whitetail | shohola | Wednesday April 25th 8:26 pm
it's on in barryville went 7 for 8 5:30 to 7 pm
RPS | Greeley | Wednesday April 25th 7:16 pm
Fished Zane Grey 4:00 - 6:30 tonight got 0.
Ironshad | Johnstown | Wednesday April 25th 7:10 pm
Way to go Rusty! You and Dave keep em warm for us! Unfortunately we will be a day late to the tournament this year because of a new job. Can’t wait to get out there and tear em up with you guys
Peter Bunting | Telford | Wednesday April 25th 6:27 pm
Is the Sandts Eddy ramp in good shape?
Rusty balls | | Wednesday April 25th 5:33 pm
Fished Easton today with Capt dave slamfest 43 Fish in 2-1/2 hrs Sometimes 4 at a time
RPS | Greeley | Tuesday April 24th 8:16 pm
Fished Zane Grey tonight 4:00 - 7:00 hooked 5 landed 3 all on chartreuse darts water temp was 51.
Komar | Vernon | Tuesday April 24th 3:17 pm
Fished b Bushkill on Sunday, water temp was 41 when we started. We caught about 20, all bucks on spoons. The water temp was 43 when we left. Looks like we will get washed out for the next couple of days. 2 to 3 inches of rain coming our way. Keep the lines tight.
| | Tuesday April 24th 3:05 pm
FISH WHISPERER, Thanks for the report on the Water Gap,maybe I'll give it a few more days to warm up.
Tom | Trenton | Tuesday April 24th 2:34 pm
Fished in Trenton between 7:00 to 8:30 am and caught 3 t0 4#. Fishing was very difficult, as the water rose 4.5 feet in that 1.5h. I used 1" flutter spoons at first... nothing. Switched to 3/4" and caught the three fish. Only saw one other fish caught under those tough conditions. Afterthought, I should have used some jigs...much less water resistance in that tidal surge.
RUSTY BALLS | | Tuesday April 24th 1:44 pm
IF U POST ON THIS SITE YOU CAN ALSO POST YOUR PICS WITH YOUR COMMENTS
Shadfather | | Tuesday April 24th 1:34 pm
onemoreshad...got to love those days!!! Sometimes we get days like that up in Easton when everybody is fishing and somebody will yell MAYHEM!!!!! LOL. It's fun just to sit back and watch that happen!
Joseph C. | Phoenixville, PA | Tuesday April 24th 1:02 pm
Nothing like a "huge push" fishing from the shore below Lambertville this morning, but it was my best morning there yet this year with 7 fish in a little more than 2 hours. Only 1 roe, the rest very small bucks. Double dart rig with fish hitting both larger and smaller dart. One of the regulars there was in on the mayhem fishing from a boat by the Trenton railway bridge yesterday. He's fished a long time and had never seen the like of it in numbers of fish and average size.
FISH WHISPERER | WATER GAP | Tuesday April 24th 12:08 pm
MONDAY-APRIL 23rd- fished the gap- I caught 3 bucks; 2 other people fishing- they each caught 3- water still cold.
Shadfather | Easton | Tuesday April 24th 7:33 am
Fished about 4 hours yesterday afternoon fishing some different spots other than the usual highly productive spot. Caught 10 along with my largest of the season so far at 24 inches and 5 pounds 5 ounces. Wanted to see how close my weight guess was. It was pretty close. Also found where not to fish too.
| | Monday April 23rd 10:45 pm
Any reports from the Water Gap area?
onemoreshad | Hatfield | Monday April 23rd 8:52 pm
I can confirm the HUGE PUSH. We fished lower river today. Two of us in boat and could not even run more than 3 rods together. Put 100 in boat in 6 hours and missed or lost another 25-35. Many boats with 15-20 fish per hour. Crazy. At one time I saw a dozen boats and everyone had fish on. Many triples when we had a 3rd rod out. COMPLETE MAYHEM. Glad we where part of it!! Tight lines!! Shawn
Riverwolf | coopersburg | Monday April 23rd 8:21 pm
Fished south of Easton today......some nice roes up to 6lbs.....didn't scale but been doing this long enough to know a big fish......HUGE push of fish coming through lower river.....I mean HUGE.....rediculas catch rates....just in time for tourney......
James L | Shohola | Monday April 23rd 7:50 pm
Fished the Matamoras area tonight. I managed one shad. I saw about 15 caught among 10 anglers from 4-6pm. I had to leave, but hopefully they have some extra luck.
RPS | Greeley | Monday April 23rd 6:53 pm
Fished 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm tonight fished at Zane Grey , Barryville ,and below Pond Eddy got nothing water temp was 49 at Barryvile.
Tom | Trenton | Monday April 23rd 5:40 pm
Fished April 23 in Trenton from 10:30am to 1:00pm, and landed 10 fish to 4# on flutter spoons. I did lose an abnormal 6-8 shad.I checked my hook a bunch of times and everything was okay. They must have been just barely getting hooked. The guy next to me did land a bonafide 6# fish, and landed it without a net.There were other fishermen with 5# fish as well. It looks like the run is still on in Trenton.
Joseph C. | Phoenixville, PA | Monday April 23rd 3:33 pm
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| | Monday April 23rd 3:32 pm
RB, I saw you both, then. Earlier Dollbaby was fishing the main river and they left about 4:00. Later I saw you move over the the Lehigh channel, I think. I was one of the 2 guys wading on the north side from about 3:15 til 5:15, casting up to the white water under the dam. Those guys below the fish ladder looked like they were banging elbows with each other and were up way over their waists in that current. It looked like no fun to me! Cheers! Joseph
| | Monday April 23rd 9:49 am
Anyone fishing the Water Gap area, if so how is the fishing?
RUSTY BALLS | | Monday April 23rd 8:27 am
YES A DARK BLUE BOAT THAT WAS ME FLYING THE FLAG...ALSO DOLLBABY FLIES ONE TOO..LIGHT BLUE BOAT
Joseph C. | Phoenixville, PA | Monday April 23rd 7:44 am
That last post was me...
| | Monday April 23rd 7:43 am
I got lost heading home to Phoenixville from upper Lehigh County Sunday afternoon and found myself in Easton. Fished from 3:00 to about 6:00 and went 4 for 6, the 4 being beautiful roes. One of these days I'll encounter one of these great pods. Meanwhile, I enjoyed a magnificent afternoon in the sunshine. Mr. Balls, was that your blue boat flying the flag? WG, I hope to run into you again one of these days.
RUSTY BALLS | | Monday April 23rd 6:18 am
FISHED EASTON SUNDAY....WITH SHADFATHER...GOT 29 IN THE BOAT FROM 12-6..NICE DAY..WATER TEMP COMING OUT OF THE LEHIGH WAS 53 DEGREES...WALT WAS ALSO THERE HE WAS HITTING THEM STEADY TOO...PAPPY CAME OUT A LITTLE LATER AND HOOKED UP IN THE LEHIGH WATER TOO...NICE DAY THE WATER TEMP IN THE BIG D IS STILL COLD ABOUT 48
| | Sunday April 22nd 11:10 pm
Had a few hours to kill and as much as I wanted to head south and get into hot action I wanted to stubbornly wanted to finally break ice on my first shad anorth of Water Gap so I did just that as I scratched out two on two consecutive casts in the middle of a 90 minute session. This is usually my favorite weekend to load up on Shad up here but instead it is the latest I had to wait to land my first shad in Northern waters. I got 44 degrees on my stream thermometer before I stepped on it and broke the glass.
Capt. Alex Craig | Green Lane, PA & Hatteras, NC | Sunday April 22nd 9:31 pm
Riverwolf, Nice to make your acquaintance at the launch ramp today. Anytime you see me on the river, cruise on by to shoot the breeze and we'll trade some realtime intel for the day. :-) Here's a pic of a 4+ pounder I put in the net today along with good numbers of other decent roe for both Mike & myself. This one was unusual as it came it on the bottom dart where the top loop had been broken by another hooked fish. May have set a personal record for doubles today. What made this one special was the fact that Mike & I actually saw it break the loop on a jump that had it clear the water by at least a foot no more than 10 feet from the port side of the boat!
Tkoz | Harmony | Sunday April 22nd 9:05 pm
Fished from 515 to 645pm. Went 2 for 2. One on a yellow and red dart and one on a red and white spoon. Saw one boat that caught 1 while I was there. The bug hatch was insane
RPS | Greeley | Sunday April 22nd 6:32 pm
Fished Zane Grey from 2:30 - 5::30 caught one walleye no other hits water temp got up too 47 this afternoon. There was three other guys fishing two from shore one in a kayak they didn't catch anything ether.
Patrick Toto | Lambertville N.J. | Sunday April 22nd 4:56 pm
Fished about an hour at Firemens Eddy,saw One fish caught along with a few others caught from shore. Overheard boat fishermen which fished below the eddy caught 41. Then road up to boat ramp behind Lambertville Inn at bridge and boat pulled in and had 100 in four hours just below Lambertville- New Hope Bridge. They are hammering them coming up in pods.
TOM | Trenton | Sunday April 22nd 1:49 pm
Fished in Trenton from 10am to 1pm at near high tide to mid tide. A lot of action, I caught 24 shad and lost about 10 or so . The fish were super active...lots of jumping. Mostly everyone was catching fish. I was using a one-half ounce weight, and flutter spoons. Tomorrow should be good as well.
| | Sunday April 22nd 1:03 pm
Riegelsville. 7am to 10 am. Water temp 45.6. Went north twd Easton for first hour no fish. Went south and picked up a few. Missed a few. Caught on 1/8 dart and spoon trailer. Around 8’ deep.
webmaster | | Sunday April 22nd 10:19 am
I will be deleting all the jibberish on here thanx for your attempts
Linus | Lambertville Wing Dam | Sunday April 22nd 7:26 am
Does anyone know where to park and how to access Lambertville Wing Dam from NJ side? Thanks in advance!
WG | South ofEaston | Saturday April 21st 7:45 pm
Started at 530 am with my son Will Gordon on the Delaware River south of Easton. Picked a few in a couple hours and decided to head a few miles south. We found the motherload, and in 5 hours we landed over 60 combined and well over 100 hooked, casting double dart rigs from shore..... the water temp was 46, and we missed MANY hits too....very large concentration of Shad heading north....most roe’s over 4 pounds and maybe 5-6 around 5 pounds. Lots of big runs and jumps today.
Pete | | Saturday April 21st 6:04 pm
If the site below had water temp I would click on it.
Shadpappy | Allentown | Saturday April 21st 3:28 am
Lamar: look a t the annal port early running fe. ...hope this helps ya. males will have a yellowish color and as the season progress es the annal port will be protruding out, the buck: if you run your tight fingers along the bottom of the fish and toward the annal port ,a white milky substance will come out
Lamar | Easton | Friday April 20th 9:38 pm
How do you tell the difference between a male and female shad?????
| | Friday April 20th 12:12 pm
Fos use those of you that need to stay at it. as the lower reports of fish at their feet, thats where they will be .... the higher the water ,the closer to shore they will be, they stay out of the heavy currents to save energy. yea sometimes only 3 to 5 ft off shore. dark water use those Org/Blk.--Pk/Blk colors.be careful in the currents and slippery bottoms, use that walking stick.. stay safe.
Kevin | Visitors Ctr Rt 209 Bushkill Pa | Thursday April 19th 10:09 pm
Please join me to help celebrate World Fish Migration Day on Saturday 4/21@1pm at the Delaware National Parks Visitors Ctr on Rt 209 on Bushkill Pa. I'll be presenting a educational seminar on American Shad and fishing for shad on the Delaware River. I will also run the film titled. "There in the River " on shad as well. Please bring the kids to this informative event. There will also be birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, etc from the local Raptor center as well. Hope to have a good turnout. Check the Delaware River National Park website for details on Facebook. Tight lines.,.Kevin
Kevin | Yardley | Thursday April 19th 9:57 pm
Tom, This happens when the river temps drop. A gew degrees makes a difference. It shuts down the action and the bite. Today temps are down to 43 Was 51 a few days before. Next week warmer weather should improve the bite. Tight lines. Kevin
Tom C | Hunterdon County | Thursday April 19th 5:19 pm
Fished today 1000-1400 and found a nice pocket full of fish at my feet most of the day. Pool was loaded up with fish however I only managed to hook (and land) one. Fish were so thick at times that they would end up snagged by mistake and thankfully come off immediately. I am a novice to shad fishing but is this normal? I threw everything in the box at them-shad darts of all sizes and colors, multiple flutter spoons, even went with panfish grubs, a herring spoon, and a sabiki rig at one point because I was running out of ideas and not catching fish. Is this normal to see fish stacked up like this that don't bite or do I still have some learning to do?
Craig | Pottsville, PA | Thursday April 19th 2:17 pm
Jason | Langhorne | Thursday April 19th 9:17 am
Fished New Hope Wednesday morning 6:45-10:30, went 5 for 9 with 2 big roe in the mix (1 hickory). Took 1.5 hr to get number 1. Once I figured out they were stacked 8ft from where I stood, not the 12-15 I was fishing, it got easier but still very slow compared to March '17 in similar conditions; I think the water temp is the difference this yr.
Joseph C. | Phoenixville, PA | Thursday April 19th 7:55 am
I'm amazed and frustrated by how long it's taking for the river to come back down to more fishable levels. The fact that the temperature of the water is down to 45F bugs me, too. Who's in charge! I am not happy with how this fishing season is being run. 2 for 4 on the season so far... sad. I wish I could have made the meeting last night. I would have had to sleep over somewhere, though.
Kevin | Yardley | Thursday April 19th 5:47 am
Great turnout for last night's DRSFA Shad Mtg in Bethlehem. We had a packed house and lots of good questions and feedback from the seminars we presented. Aways great to share tips and techniques on landing shad. Let's hope the weather patterns improve so we can get back on the shad action. Tight lines and see you on the river.' Kevin