It’s Shad Season May 23, 2013 by Michael McAndrews 05.25.2013 As daylight fades into night Dan Russell prepares his boat for a night of fishing. He will load 500 pounds of ice and that will keep his catch cold. It’s shad season. The fish are running up the Connecticut River to spawn. Posted in Features, Michael McAndrews. RSS 2.0 feed.