Fishing Retail Stores
Army & Navy
Vancouver, New West, Langley
Berry's Bait & Tackle
Richmond
First Light Fishing & Tackle
Burnaby
Fred's Custom Tackle
Chilliwack & Abbotsford
Mike's Reel Repair
Abbotsford
Pacific Angler
Vancouver
Sea-Run Fly & Tackle
Coquitlam
Fishing Guides & Lodges
Bent Rods Fishing
Chilliwack
Bon Chovy Fishing Charters
Vancouver
Crystal Cove Beach Resort
Tofino
Fishing Tofino
Tofino
Great River Fishing Adventures
Chilliwack
Murphy Sportfishing
Ucluelet & Kyuquot Sound
Nomad Sport Fishing Adventure
Vancouver
STS Guiding Service
Mission
Tunkwa Lake Resort
Tunkwa Lake

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.