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[thred-fin] /ˈθrɛdˌfɪn/
any spiny-rayed fishes of the family Polynemidae, having the lower part of the pectoral fin composed of numerous, separate, filamentous rays.
Origin of threadfin
1885-90; thread + fin1 Unabridged
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  • Cast in shallow waters where the threadfin shad tend to linger, especially right before the temperature starts to drop.
  • threadfin shad and gizzard shad are not recommended because they will become overpopulated.
  • Predatory fish have diverse and abundant forage in the form of alewives, gizzard shad, threadfin shad and shiners.
  • Use of threadfin shad as a forage species in channel catfish production ponds.
  • Live bait includes large minnows or gizzard or threadfin shad.
  • Populations of all the forage species have remained fairly abundant with the exception of threadfin shad.
  • Cut gizzard shad, big threadfin shad, and white perch seem to be the best baits.
  • threadfin shad and silverside minnows are the primary forage fish.
  • No differences in pathogens or in length-weight frequencies were observed in the threadfin shad.
British Dictionary definitions for threadfin


noun (pl) -fin, -fins
any spiny-finned tropical marine fish of the family Polynemidae, having pectoral fins consisting partly of long threadlike rays
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