Sunshine Brown’s Santee River shad

River shad keeping anglers busy In both Carolinas, the springtime shad bite starts as early as late February and sometimes continues into May. Lana Grace “Sunshine” Brown shows off a hefty shad she caught recently […]


Annual shad run sparkles in river

For anglers in the know, fishing the March shad run offers one of the first opportunities since the deep freeze of winter to catch a pile of fish. The Roanoke River will be brimming with hickory shad, and guide Mitchell Blake of Chocowinity, N.C., will be there.  […]


Salute shad, the kickoff fish

It’s been cold, and many anglers have been waiting for the slightest break in weather. And while many are looking forward to next month, plenty of others know that February is really the time to break out the ultralight gear and head to a handful of rivers across the Carolinas for the shad run. […]


Run, shad, run

The Cape Fear River has a variety of fishing opportunities, and one of the spring highlights is shad, striper and catfish action in the tailwaters of Lock and Dam No. 1 about 20 miles upriver from Wilmington, N.C. […]