Shad Run 2005

Champion shad angler Bob Dehart uses a variety of shad darts while fishing in the annual tournament.
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
This kid marched ahead of the shad bagpipers carrying what looks like a giant religious icon dedicated to the shad. Outdoor Life Online Editor
What would a festival be without a shad king? Here is the leader of the 2005 festivities. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Anglers anchor near a railroad bridge in Easton, Penn., where the Delaware and Lehigh rivers converge. Outdoor Life Online Editor
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.
Bob Dehart, who won the 2005 tournament, hoists a monster shad he caught in the Delaware River near Easton, Penn. Outdoor Life Online Editor
A father and daughter fish in front of the Lehigh River spillway. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Bob Dehart lifts another huge shad from his net. Outdoor Life Online Editor