shad, american
(Alosa sapidissima)


(Wilson, 1811); CLUPEIDAE FAMILY; also called common shad, Atlantic shad, Connecticut River shad, North River shad, Potomac shad, Susquehanna shad, white shad, Delaware shad, alose The American shad occurs natively east of the Appalachians along the Atlantic coast of North America from Sand Hill River, Labrador to the St. John's River, Florida. Also, in the St. Lawrence River to Lakes Huron and Erie. Between 1871 and 1881 it was introduced into the Sacramento River, California and is today up and down the Pacific coast as far south as Bahia de Todos Santos in upper Baja California, Mexico...Read More

Line ClassWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
All-Tackle5.1 kg (11 lb 4 oz)Connecticut River, Massachusetts, USA19-May-1986Bob ThibodoRecord DetailsHistory Details