This year Im going to concentrate on learning a new body of water and will have a canoe to fish from instead of shore fishing. Its a lake with a dam and several feeder streams/creeks and one end has alot of submerged timber. What Im interested is in how shad behave in a lake, where & when they come to spawn, habitat preferences. I grew up fishing greenlane reservoir where panfish (gills, white perch & crappie) were the primary forage for the channels and now fishing Lake nockamixon, I hear shad are the primary forage base. I need to understand the food to understand the hungry stomachs that follow.