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n. - Mullet-like tropical marine fishes

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  • As the waters cool in early winter, vast schools of threadfin shad start to bunch up while slowing their open-water activity.
  • The demersal communities include croakers and the threadfin in nearshore waters, and sea bream and driftfish in deeper waters.
  • Both crayfish and threadfin shad are common forage for bass here, which makes both diminutive jigs and shad-imitating crankbaits logical choices.
  • Nor is it merely the dramatic decline of other fish, including longfin smelt, threadfin shad, juvenile striped bass, green sturgeon and Central Valley for more
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