I have been looking for places to throw a net for shad around Truman Dam quite a bit lately, and finally found it. West Bledsoe Ferry Park, head down the road that runs alongside the lake (river) till you get to the end circle. On the left side there is a walkway to the shore. Most of them were up in the rocks in 3 to 10" of water so a throw net wasn't really feasible, but they were so thick I was using my landing net. If you are in a boat, you can still find these shad too. Right where the old and new Osage River channels meet and the shore turns to the south. I had thought that since I found the shad I would have found the fish, but I think the high boating traffiv made the predators wary. Either that or I just couldn't bring myself to fish close enough to shore. Had a couple of little bites, but nothing that stayed on long enough to set a hook (or to hook themselves with a circle). This was also my first chance to try out my new catfish rod and reel. I still have to get used to the rod (much longer than I am used to) but I am highly impressed with the reel so far (Shimano Baitrunner 6500B). Even got to hear the baitclicker go off, though only for about half a second.