Headed to Milford yesterday in hopes of catching some eater cats for a fish fry. Got on the water about 8am and started looking for some shad.I had some frozen 3-4" shad but wanted to get some fresh one's if possible. Looked all over in rush creek around the docks and didn't net any.So we headed across the lake into school creek and looked there buy nothing. So we started drifting with what we had.Tried 1st in about 20' of water no bites.So went out a little further in 30-35' nothing.Went back across the lake to Fanum (spelling) and anchored up on the windy side in 30' for about 1 hr no bites again.Went into a cover over there and netted on BIG tuna shad.:big_smile: Headed to the lower end of the lake and anchored again on the windy side in about 30-35' in the mouth of a small cove for about 1hr no bites again:confused2: So headed for 50' depths and started a drift with light winds.Had 6 poles out.My buddy get's a good hit,But he doesn't finish it.Then I get one but same thing one hit then nothing.I bring my in to see if he got the bait.Nope so I decide to soak it in DEAD RED.Back over the side it goes and no more than hits the bottom and I set it down and Wham,it doubles over.1st blue 6 lbs.Re-spray with the same hunk of bait and back to the bottom 5min another one 5lbs.Still have the bait, so I spray it again with dead red and the smack-down is on.We reeled all the rigs in a sprayed them with the juice. We ended with 14 blues from 3-9 lbs.All in about 1.5 hrs.My buddy had a Pig on that was pulling drag the min he hit it and turned the boat into the wind.About 1/2 way to the boat he un-hooked:sad2: So I'm saying DEAD RED saved the day for us. 1st time I used it this late in the yr.I use it all summer long with great results but now it will go with me in the winter months.