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What Is A Shad?

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Threadfin Shad Beside Crankbait

Picture of a shad by a crankbait.

2006 Ronnie Garrison licensed to About.com
Question: What Is A Shad?
Answer: Several species of shad like the threadfin and the gizzard shad are members of the herring family and are popular baitfish in freshwater.

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