Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Hi all,

Here's another tidbit I found while on a research trip. A newspaper article on Shad. I hadn't heard of this type of fish but here's what the article excerpt said. "The first shad of this season was caught on the 6th, in Savannah Back River, by Frank O. Louis. The run of shad this season, from present indications, will be large in spite of the Yankee blockade." Jan. 9, 1862 in the Daily Morning News.

If you'd like to read a bit more about this fish here's a link to Wikipedia. There is a pen & ink sketch of fishing for shad in the 19th century in South Carolina.

And another link to Google books from 1865 Introducing Shad to the Alabama River

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