Spirit of the Shad Stream
A chance encounter one spring evening with a fellow "fish fool" sets like-minded anglers on intersecting paths.
You start your day hours before sunup, drive the dirt roads and rig in the dark, but the reward makes it worthwhile: hickory shad
Scores of shadaholics are drawn into the new season as American shad leave the salt and move upriver to spawn.
Dawn Root is part of a small and vanishing tribe of fisherfolk who know how to bone shad...