How many shad do you think will pass the Holyoke Dam in MA this season? Submit your guess for the season grand total by 11:59pm on June 15, 2021 for a chance to win! Late entries will not be considered.

Your guess could win you one of these prizes to help you enjoy rivers even more this year. From boating to biking, fishing to hiking, and more…summer is a great time to enjoy rivers!

Curious how many shad have already passed the Holyoke Dam this year? See weekly counts and season totals on the Holyoke Fishway website.


1ST PRIZE: A one-hour charter or hands-on boat training session valued at $150 from Captain Morgan’s Boat Training & Charters, a veteran owned small business in Wethersfield, CT. Their mission is to help create the next generation of boaters by bringing high quality, accessible and affordable boat training and boating experiences to local communities.

The training provides one-on-one hands-on work focused on whatever you want to learn at your pace. Or if you’d prefer to relax, the charter can be customized as you’d like. It’s a great option to celebrate a special occasion, explore the Connecticut River, go birdwatching, enjoy a family outing, happy hour with friends, or even a date night! 

2ND PRIZE: A $25 gift certificate to Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters. Quality outdoor brands at affordable prices. Three locations: Brattleboro, VT; Keene, NH; Hadley, MA


The fish migration season will wrap up and winners will be announced by June 30, 2021. The winner will be the person whose guess is closest to the actual grand total number of shad passed this season. They will be contacted at the email address submitted below so make sure it’s correct!

CRC staff, trustees, and their families are not eligible to win.
American shad