I started by catching bait at Badin. You can catch all of the shad you want at the dam now. They are about 6 or 7 inches long. I marked lots of fish in one area and caught a big head catfish. Pulled lines in and went to Falls. I caught about a dozen blues, 4 or 5 channels, and 2 small flatheads. Five or six of the blues were 10 to 12 lbs. Missed lots of good fish because I was at the wrong end of the boat when the rod went down. The fish were 48 to 72 feet deep.