Dan and C.P. are fish buyers for the top restaurants in NYC and charter me every April with one thing in mind, Shad Roe (the eggs inside the females which are considered a delicacy). We caught a boat limit and they let me bring Michael along to help out. Even though the river is at drought levels right now the fish are still moving and biting.
Shad fishing is a great way to introduce children to the sport. There are a lot of fish, lots of action, and they fight hard on light tackle.