Shad are starting to show up in the Columbia and Willamette River. Is summer here?

I am going to tell you how Marvin’s Guide Service fishes for shad, and also tell you a few places we fish for shad.
First of all shad fishing is no big secret, it is a great fishery for kids as there is lots of action and they are a great fight. I like to call shad the poor mans steelhead because they fight almost as good as a Steelhead.

All you need is a Dick Nite spoon, a spreader and a sinker. I use about a 24 inch leader on the spoon as well as on the sinker. I just back bounce it out away from the boat a little ways and it usually wont be long and, fish on.

Oregon City on the Willamette River is a very good spot to fish shad I would anchor up in around 10 to 20 feet of water be very careful, as the Willamette River is moving pretty fast this time of year.

Columbia River, you can fish just below or above the mouth of the Sand River around the Troutdale area. Now probably the most popular spot on the Columbia river to fish for shad is in the Columbia River Gorge at what we call the Shad Rack witch is just up from Beacon Rock.

Shad is a great bait for Sturgeon fishing Call Marvin’s Guide Service today and get your shad and Sturgeon fishing trip booked in June.

Shad fishing is great for kids.

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