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Quick tip for ID Gizzards vs Threadfins: To tell the difference, swipe your finger down from the top of their nose to the bottom of their mouth. If your finger catches the bottom lip, it is a Threadfin Shad. If your finger doesn't catch the bottom lip, it is a Gizzard Shad.

That is the simplest way to determine the difference between the two.

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No that doesn't always work.  What you have to do is stick their head in your mouth and suck a little juice from their nostrils.  Threadfin tastes like Heineken, Gizzard tastes like Busch. 

If it tastes like that nasty swill from Piney river brewery then spit it out right away, you have a juvenile Asian carp in your mouth!

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2 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

No that doesn't always work.  What you have to do is stick their head in your mouth and suck a little juice from their nostrils.  Threadfin tastes like Heineken, Gizzard tastes like Busch. 

If it tastes like that nasty swill from Piney river brewery then spit it out right away, you have a juvenile Asian carp in your mouth!

I guess you know this from experience...:lol:

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31 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

No that doesn't always work.  What you have to do is stick their head in your mouth and suck a little juice from their nostrils.  Threadfin tastes like Heineken, Gizzard tastes like Busch. 

If it tastes like that nasty swill from Piney river brewery then spit it out right away, you have a juvenile Asian carp in your mouth!

28 minutes ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

I guess you know this from experience...:lol:

         This is one time I feel badly for the shad. 

BilletHead

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