Gizzard shad

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(Zool.) an American herring (Dorosoma cepedianum) resembling the shad, but of little value.

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And gizzard shad stay shallow during winter, unlike threadfin shad.
Small baitfish like gizzard shad, mullet, shiners and mojarras often get trapped on the freshwater side of an unopened dam and when the dam opens, the baitfish find themselves being pulled through the dam and into the waiting snooks' mouths.
Several different forms of fall forage are available for the smallmouth bass in Lake Pickwick, including gizzard shad, threadfin shad, crayfish, minnows, small bluegill, and sunfish.
High abundance of larvae and juveniles of gizzard shad (Dorossoma cepedianum) leads to a reduction in the densities of total zooplankton in mesotrophic environments, which interferes with the recruitment of sport fishes in four reservoirs.
For instance, a study conducted on Gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) has shown 14% shrinkage in oocytes stored in Gilson's fluid (16).
The fish-lift in Holyoke transported 370,506 American shad, 22,136 sea lamprey, 647 blueback herring, 410 gizzard shad, and 26 salmon up and over the Holyoke dam to help them reach their spawning grounds.
The fish species collected were smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu), white crappie (Pomoxis annularis), johnny darter (Etheostoma nigrum), spotfin shiner (Cyprinella spiloptera), yellow bullhead (Ameiurus natalis), gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) and common carp (Cyprinus carpio) (Table 1).
dominated with gizzard shad and common carp) based on standardized survey results.
interestingly, personnel from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission sampled the Batesville site (White River below Lock and Dam 1) noted above on 6 July 2011 by electrofishing (day and night) and collected other clupeids including gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) and threadfin shad (Dorosoma petenense) but no A.
Larval white perch, alewife, gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), and striped bass were the most abundant taxa in freshwater.
Fish, including bluegill, largemouth bass, channel catfish, white crappie and gizzard shad, have been monitored in the area since February 2009.
In the bait-type trial, a freshwater cluepid, gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), a commercially formulated bait, and a shad + formulated bait combination were evaluated.