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American Shad [Alosa sapidissima]

General Species Information

Type of Fish: Freshwater
Common Name: American Shad
Scientific Name: Alosa sapidissima
Size: 30 inches - 4 pounds
Habitat / Location: Coastal waters from Newfoundland to Florida, introduced to west coast
Qualities: Diet: Fish and Invertebrates

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NC Record Catch: 7 lbs 15 oz Tar River 4/10/74 Caught by: R.S. Procter Type of Bait: Shad Dart
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