Tuesday, June 13, 2017

American Shad Return to the Musconetcong River After 300 Year Hiatus!

New Jersey was a British colony the last time the American shad swam in the Musconetcong River.

Colonialists nearly 300 years ago dammed the Delaware River tributary, which straddles the border of Warren County's Pohatcong Township and Hunterdon County's Holland Township just south of Phillipsburg.

The dams made the Musconetcong impassable for the shad, which live most of their lives in the Atlantic Ocean but swim up the Delaware River and smaller rivers that empty into the Delaware each spring to spawn.

Read the full article here: Lehigh Valley Live 

This is awesome stuff.  Thank you to all of those involved in the dam removal and restoration.

Sharpen your hooks!

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