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gizzard shad

a silvery herring, Dorosoma cepedianum, of eastern and central U.S. waters, that has a gizzardlike stomach.
Origin of gizzard shad
1810-20, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • gizzard shad spawn in the spring, usually over flooded terrestrial vegetation in shallow water.
  • gizzard shad can drastically alter the phytoplankton community and subsequently affect game fish populations.
  • The renovation was not completely successful, as gizzard shad and other non-game fish were found the following year.
  • Anglers traditionally use cast nets in lakes and shallow waters to catch small fish, such as gizzard shad, for catfish bait.
  • Predatory fish have diverse and abundant forage in the form of alewives, gizzard shad, threadfin shad and shiners.
  • The bluegill fishery has suffered the impact of the gizzard shad introduction and proliferation.
  • gizzard shad may be taken from lakes and ponds by dip net or throw net.
  • Walleye, channel catfish, and gizzard shad are stocked in the reservoir annually.
  • gizzard shad are the primary forage species in the reservoir, but adult gizzard shad are too large for crappie to eat.

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