Fishing Retail Stores
Army & Navy
Vancouver, New West, Langley
Berry's Bait & Tackle
Richmond
First Light Fishing & Tackle
Burnaby
Fred's Custom Tackle
Chilliwack
Hatch Match'r
Maple Ridge
Mike's Reel Repair
Abbotsford
Pacific Angler
Vancouver
Sea-Run Fly & Tackle
Coquitlam
Valley Custom Rods
Chilliwack
Fishing Guides & Lodges
BC Sportfishing Group
Harrison Bay
Bent Rods Guiding
Chilliwack
Big Bear Salmon Charters
Ucluelet
Bon Chovy Fishing Charters
Vancouver
Fishing Tofino
Tofino
Great River Fishing Adventures
Chilliwack
Reel Obsession
Victoria & Zeballos
STS Guiding Service
Mission
Sturgeon Slayers
Lytton
The Rambling Fisherman
Vancouver Island
Tunkwa Lake Resort
Tunkwa Lake
Ultimate Sportfishing
Langley

American Shad

Alosa sapidissima

American shad

American shad are anadromous and native to the East coast of North America. Due to introductions into the Sacramento and Columbia Rivers in the early 1900s, they are now found all along the West coast of North America. During the summer months, spawning adults can be encountered in estuaries of major river systems in British Columbia, such as the Fraser River. While they can be quite big in their native watersheds, American shad found on the West coast are usually quite small, around 12 inches or less in length.