Could someone please define the main identifiers for the different types of shad that we have in this region? I netted quite a few last week that were 3-4 inches long with a prominent black dot on their sides, I'm guessing this was a thread-fin possibly? Then today I netted a larger maybe 6 inch shad that was almost rainbow reflective colored with a very faint black dot and a very very "thin, sharp" underside. Was this maybe an American or Hickory, or even Alewife is we have those?
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