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What is Anadromous fishing?

Anadromous fish are species that are born in fresh water, live most of their lives at sea and return to fresh water for spawning.  Examples include species such as salmon, smelt, shad, striped bass, and Ayu (Japanese sweetfish).  Anglers specifically target anadromous species during the spawning season when the fish migrate upriver in what is called a “run.”