First of all Welcome to the BOC. Now as far catching shad I was told that they seem to move into deeper water during winter. I know I get a few in my net up at Saverton Dam off of the bank,but don't know about dead of winter..Haven't never tried it then. Best of luck .I'm sure some one on here from this area can steer you in the right direction. AGAIN WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!!
Glad to have you on board bernie. Throw your net in the deeper water during winter time. If its an unseasonably warm day you can usually find some threadfins on the windblown banks next to the grass and vegetation.