NCC-TU Shad Reports from the Man who knows Shad
Mark Binsted has been fishing the Potomac River for its many resident and migratory species for the better part of six decades. In that time he has developed an astounding knowledge of America's "Founding Fish", the American and Hickory Shad. These amazing migratory fish return to the Potomac River each spring to spawn and with their arrival comes the beginning of fishing season.
For almost a decade, Mark has shared his first-hand knowledge of this amazing fishery with NCC-TU members and subscribers to the "Shad Report". A collection of in-depth reports on the status of the shad run, various musings about the beauty of the wildest urban river in America, and a whole lot of information on how to catch these wild anadramous fish. Interested in shad fishing in the Potomac, or shad fishing in general? The Shad Report is something no angler in the DC area should miss.
The current issue of the Shad Report can be found here.
In order to view previous shad reports, please visit our Shad Report Archives Page.
SHAD NIGHT 2022
Shad Fishing in Florida and North Carolina - Bill Gordon here.
Review of 2021 Shad Season on the Potomac here.
Fly Tying - McCarron's Shad Dart here.
SHAD NIGHT 2021
Please also download John Kuriawa's two-page starter kit on shad fishing, using the link below. The link to John's presentation on shad fishing can be viewed here.