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    Had the day off and my son was also on Spring break so I asked him did he want to go catch some shad. He said "sure". Wow!!!, now he is 19 and his priorities are school, girls, friends, girls, and did I say girls? and not necessarily in that order. So I was surprised and happy he chose to go shad fishing.

    We didn't leave town until 2 so I really had 2 choices. The Tar near Rocky Mount or Weldon. I chose Weldon. I looked at usgs.gov and they had the flow listed at 10,500 cfm. I then looked at Dominion Powers release schedule and it was supposed to stay at that for at least 2 more days. We got there the water was muddy. I like mud for Bass fishing but not Shad fishing. I actually thought about heading south to the Tar but something told me to stay. We were fishing by 3:45 and the first Shad came to hand on the first or second cast. We caught too many to count. We fished 5 or so spots and all produced fish. when the action slowed on one spot we drifted down 50 yds or so, anchored and the action repeated.

    All hits came on White 2 inch Berkely Powerbait grubs on a 1/8 oz Pink Jig head. It was a great few hours on the water with my son.

    We finished the day off by stopping at Ralph's BBQ where one of my sister in laws works at so we got to see her and eat some great food.

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    Good Report Mac, what a great couple of hours.

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    Nice work mack. I am headed up there tomorrow but am going to stick to the banks. Hopefully will catch a few.
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    Nice!! We love some Ralph's Bbq.
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    Fishing and BBQ in the same day? Awesome!
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    Congrats on the Blog Award, guys!
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    Awesome job!!
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    Congratulations on the blog award!

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    Great report, thanks!

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    Thanks for the report and congrats on making the front page!
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    Can I ask a few questions about Weldon ramp? Is it tough to put a boat in by yourself there? Would my 19ft Ranger fit ok? Any dangers running other than normal river stuff around?

    Never been but wanting to go there soon for stripers.
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    Its a really wide ramp and boats of all sizes use it. As long as you don't try running up river the rock's aren't bad. Problem is it launches directly into the river so current can be a pain in the butt. It makes it hard to land on the trailer right.
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    Thanks for the post Mack! Went today and picked up 21 Hickories off the bank by 11:30! Also got a white perch as a bonus. Stopped by the Tar river on the way back and the water is low, fishing was slow there.
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    Thanks for the report, I may have take a trip to Weldon soon.
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