Shad are forage and bait fish used to attract sport fish or maintain their populations. This fish is vital to ecosystems around rivers and reservoirs. Henneke Hatchery supplies shad fish for sale to add to your bait pond or to support larger numbers of predatory fish in an ecosystem.
Gizzard shad and threadfin shad are both common in areas of running water, such as rivers and reservoirs. Due to their small size, larger fish such as bass, crappie, and catfish use shad as a primary food source. Shad can also be raised and used for baiting purposes. Shad reproduce quickly and do not require excessive care. Threadfin shad are more temperature-sensitive than gizzard shad, and gizzard shad are typically larger.
Maintaining significant populations and different variations of forage fish in a lake or pond will help to maintain the larger predators. Find live shad for sale in Texas at Henneke Hatchery to introduce to a lake or pond, or to raise as bait fish.