Shad Run 2005

Champion shad angler Bob Dehart uses a variety of shad darts while fishing in the annual tournament.
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During the parade at Easton’s Forks of the Delaware Shad Festival, people and pets dress up to celebrate the fish. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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This kid marched ahead of the shad bagpipers carrying what looks like a giant religious icon dedicated to the shad. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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What would a festival be without a shad king? Here is the leader of the 2005 festivities. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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Anglers anchor near a railroad bridge in Easton, Penn., where the Delaware and Lehigh rivers converge. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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A local vendor tried to convince us that smoked shad is a tasty delicacy. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Bob Dehart uses markings on the bench seat of his boat to determine if a shad is trophy-caliber.
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Bob Dehart, who won the 2005 tournament, hoists a monster shad he caught in the Delaware River near Easton, Penn. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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A father and daughter fish in front of the Lehigh River spillway. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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Bob Dehart lifts another huge shad from his net. Outdoor Life Online Editor