What is another name for shad fish?
Pomatomus saltatrix. Elf, also known as shad along the South African coast, are found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world. They can grow to 60cm in length and up to 14kg in weight. Adult elf are known to be aggressive fish that live in loosely formed groups.
What kind of fish is a shad?
shad, any of several saltwater food fishes of the herring family (Clupeidae) that swim up rivers to spawn. Shad of the genus Alosa are rather deep bodied and have a notch in the upper jaw into which the tip of the lower fits. Young shad have small teeth, but the adults are toothless.
What fish is shad good for?
Again, it’s not my favorite but anglers who prize the roe will especially want the egg-filled female fish. What is this? Like their smaller herring cousins, shad also make excellent bait. I have used them to catch sturgeon and Dungeness crabs, and I know of a few people who use shad cut-bait for catfish.