For tarpon, threadfin
, snapper and the incidental species I've mentioned fishing is confined to the mouth of the river and the estuary.
Gizzard and threadfin
shad are the primary open-water prey species, with gizzard shad dominating.
anguillaris; ten pounder, Elops lacerta; threadfin
, Polydactylus quadrifilis; mullets e.
A total of 200 stomachs from adult threadfin
anglerfish (Lophiodes spilurus) collected in the central Pacific of Costa Rica were analyzed (Fig.
Because few Pacific threadfin
were present in creel surveys conducted between 1994 and 1998, Oahu fishermen were offered a $10 reward for each threadfin
that was caught (for both hatchery-reared and wild fish).
So that evening, I took home a half-dozen live 1 1/2- to 2-inch-long threadfin
shad that John gave me and put them in my aquarium.
Scientists say that the decline of smelt populations are an indicator of the health of the entire Bay-Delta ecosystem, and representative of a much larger decline in local fisheries, including the longfin smelt, threadfin
shad, and Chinook salmon.
Many of these fish will eat silver crocodile spoons, red-and-white jigs, hard plastic lures and natural baits like live and dead shrimp, live pilchards, threadfin
herring, Spanish sardines and mullet.
As gizzard and threadfin
shad move to find warmer water in the shallows--back ends of creeks or shallow points or flats on the north side of the lake--waves of blues that start moving out of their wintering areas to follow the bait.
Castaic Soft Bait now makes sunfish, gizzard shad and threadfin
shad patterns, as well as the good ol' rainbow trout, that sell across the country.
Alabama anglers have long known Lake Dannelly as a prime area for fishing due to its unique ecosystem, which combines high fertility with a stable population of threadfin
shad that attract and feed bass.
Netting a couple dozen of these guys on your way offshore is often easier than sitting at the local bait spot bugging for pilchards and threadfin
Dominant baitfish are yearling threadfin
shad, just a couple inches long.
Lake Perris is thought by many to have just the right formula - large acreage, lots of largemouth, a long growing season and good forage base, including crayfish, threadfin
shad, hitch (a minnow) and the all-important rainbow that is stocked during the catchable-trout program from October to May - to yield a bruiser that would break the 22-1/4-pound standard established in 1932.
At times large schools of glass minnows, threadfin
herring, Spanish sardines and pilchards will also migrate through our inshore waters.