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The Salt
11:39 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Shad Are Angling To Once Again Be The Tasty Harbinger Of Spring

This hickory shad is fun to catch, but its cousin the American shad is the tastiest.
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Originally published on Tue March 27, 2012 9:46 am

For most of American history, early spring meant a feast of shad. That tradition has faded, but young chefs are trying to slip the ritual back onto plates.

The earliest Americans from from Florida to Nova Scotia caught shad by the basketful as they swam back from the sea to spawn in their home rivers. The fresh, silvery fish was most certainly a delight after winter's dreary fare. The American shad's Latin name is clue to its allure: Alosa sapadissima, or most delicious herring.

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KHSAA Adds Bass Fishing
4:46 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Kentucky Second State to Add Bass Fishing as a Varsity Sport

Kentucky has been the home of bass fishing for some time, and while the sport is a statewide obsession, not until this year has it been officially incorporated into the high school sports spectrum. The Kentucky High School Sports Association made a decision last month to include bass fishing as a varsity sport across the commonwealth.  Drew Adams has more.

High School Sports
2:56 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

KHSAA Adds Bass Fishing as Varsity Sport

Kentucky is the second state in the nation to adopt Bass Fishing as a varsity high school sport. Illinois was the first.  The Kentucky High School Athletics Association (KHSAA) reports the inaugural season will begin February 2013 and end in April, culminating in a state championship at the Land between the lakes. KHSAA Sports Information Officer Elden May says there are many entities which are looking to assist in funding.

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