Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

Kayak Fishing Lenght Records

Herring, skipjack

13.25 in   Mobile Bay, AL, USA   20-January-2014   Aaron Rubel 13.25 in Mobile Bay, AL, USA 20-January-2014 Aaron Rubel

The Skipjack Shad (Alosa chrysochloris) is a migratory North American species of freshwater fish of the subgenus Pomolobus in the Clupeidae family. The name Skipjack Shad comes from the fact that it is commonly seen leaping out of the water while feeding. Other common names include blue herring, golden shad, river shad, Tennessee tarpon, and McKinley shad. The Skipjack Shad is restricted to the Gulf of Mexico drainage basins. It has been found to be the most basal of the Alosa species. Skipjack Shad are found in clear to moderately turbid water in areas with flow. Because they are a migratory species, dams often impede their reproduction. Records suggest that this species was much more abundant in the Upper Mississippi River basin before it was impounded.

 

LengthLocationCatch DateAnglerKayak
13.25 in Mobile Bay, AL, USA 20-January-2014 Aaron Rubel Hobie Outback



Back to length records

Last modified on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 09:15

Comments  

 
+1 # Bart Rider 2014-01-23 06:51
I work with Aaron and have to say that good things like this couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Congratulations Aaron!!!
 
 
# IcastInaYak 2014-02-04 00:02
Thanks Bart! Appreciate the comment!
 

Please login to post a comment.

Get the YakAngler Newsletter!

Keep tabs on all the latest from YakAngler.

Latest From The Forum

    • digid's Avatar
    • Transporting Rods and Kayaks
    • I built rod holders with a slot out of PVC and bolted to my crate. I also have a 6 foot bed so tailgate is down. I just put the rods in my crate in...
    • 1 hour 17 minutes ago
    • basscatlildave's Avatar
    • Frenchmans Bay Bassin'
    • :bravo: Fishing after work is always a great way to end the day.
    • 3 hours 2 minutes ago
    • austinjoe13's Avatar
    • Sonar Box
    • I ended up putting the transducer in the cargo area. There just wasn't enough room under the seat for it. I took it out for a test drive, and it works...
    • 7 hours 36 minutes ago
    • CentKyPaddler's Avatar
    • Tips for Elkhorn Creek?
    • I always enjoy the Elkhorn. It's one of Kentucky's nicer rivers both in beauty and fishing. When I go we usually drop in at the American White Water...
    • 9 hours 59 minutes ago

More Topics »