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In what months do you start cast netting for these baitfish? Where are good areas to try? Do they hang out at Quarryville like the gizzard shad do? How about any good areas near the dam and is it best to catch them under lights at night?

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I begin using alewife in May. I use lights to catch them at night. Can be anywhere.

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Seems like I never catch very many at one time, plenty of threadfin but  maybe 3-6 alewives per throw. I put my green light out at the marina then I wait at least 30-45 minutes. I throw a 10’ 12.5 lb deep hole net. Do you turn off the light once you throw the net?

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It is not always easy. I do turn the light out then cast.

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