Went to the river Sat. and caught a pile of small shad on the sand bar. I told the two guys that were with me that we were going to try and catch a few skippies off the rock dikes before we started fishing. pulled up to a dike and both buddies started casting jigs. We started catching a few until i threw some of the shad in the water, It was like someone put firecrakers in the water. We ended up with 35 big skippies in bout 15 minutes, before i had to drag the guys away to go fishing. In short I guess you can chum up anything. From now on I'll have shad with me when im looking for skipjack.