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Shad Night 2024!

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited’s “Shad Night 2024” is here. The popular online event’s full schedule is as follows for the evening of February 21st:

Welcome from hosts Rob Catalanotto and Mark Binsted.7:35
Reports from Fletcher’s Boathouse and local fly shops.

Review of last year’s Potomac shad run with John Kuriawa and Mark Binsted.

Discussion of 2023 American shad abundance surveys by Matt Jargowsky of Maryland DNR, and an overview of shad fishery management by James Boyle of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

Featured speaker Jim Cummins, retired from the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, on the current status of American shad in the Potomac and challenges facing the restoration.

Panel of “grizzled veterans” responds to previously submitted questions on catching hickory and American shad at Fletcher’s; plus additional freewheeling conversations. (Deadline for questions is TONIGHT; submit here.)

Event ends—we will see you on the river very soon!

The Silent Auction is Back!

Bidding in the Shad Night Silent Auction will begin before the meeting next Wednesday and continue for one week. Visit the auction here

Simply click here to join to Zoom event at 7:30 p.m.


February 21
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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