Best Bets For Shad
In the spring, during spawning, shad are found in major rivers that lead to the ocean. Keep in mind that the listed waterbodies below aren't the only places where big fish are found. The rivers listed below are where the most trophy fish of this species have been recorded by the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards between 2000-2005.
Need directions to a lake or pond? Click on the MassWildlife District for that pond, find the pond name, and click on the Google Map feature for driving directions. The MassWildlife District link also connects you to other regional pond maps and fishing information.
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