Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: james river, shad planking, shad run, wakefield ruritan
This time of the year on many rivers shad begin making their seasonal runs upstream to begin spawning. Here in VA there is a major shad run on the James River and all types of folks come out to catch some shad.
These fish apparently they make good eats too because ever year on the third Wednesday in April, in conjunction with the shad run, comes the annual Shad Planking festival in Wakefield put on by the Ruritan club there which .
While I have never attended this event, it was this past Wednesday, I hear about it every year and wish to go sometime. The event marks not only the annual shad run but also the unofficial beginning of fishing season. What began as a bunch of guys getting together and roasting shad nailed to wood has also become an important local political event. Hope to get there next year and eat some oily bony shad.
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