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Photo taken from Tom Charles' boat, about 100-150 yards away from lock. View of men further down from the fish ladder fishing for shad with a net.

Folks at Blue Monday Shad Fry. Servers are dishing up shad roe-- sacs of fish eggs, cooked in bacon fat with shallots, onions, salt and pepper, and chicken eggs thrown in at the end, fried shad cooked by Jesse Banks-- president of the shad fry, hush…

Earl Brown, an official leader and large financial supporter of Blue Monday, dishing up shad roe.

Earl Brown showing what raw shad roe sacs look like.

Jimmy Gatlin playing the keyboard, unidentified man singing, and George Graham-- another official leader of Blue Monday and main supplier of fish for the fry-- standing. Gatlin always provides the musical entertainment for the Blue Monday shad fry.

Member of the McCulick extended family holding a long handled pan. "As the lore goes," the shad was once cooked in a pan like this over charcoal. Now the pan serves as an artifact put on display where people are cooking and dishing up food.

Gordon Winfree repairing a shrimp net outside of his shop, Gordon's Net Works.

Gordon Winfree repairing nets outside of his shop, Gordon's Net Works.

Store front view of Gordon Winfree's shop, Gordon's Net Works.

Gordon Winfree's son (left) and friend of Gordon making new nets in the back of Gordon's Net Work's shop.
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