American Shad – That's Good Eatin'

American Shad from the Schuylkill River

My Shadbush began to bloom in early April and I knew that Shad were running in the Schuylkill River. The Shad live in the Atlantic Ocean and swim up the Schuylkill and Delaware River to breed. They use the Fairmount Waterworks Fish Way to move up the Schuylkill to breed.

This beautiful fish was caught in the schuylkill just minutes before. The waters of the Schuylkill River are clean enough to eat the fish. Many people, particularly the poor, fish in the river to eat.

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