How do you catch shad in the summer?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by ra8643, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. ra8643

    ra8643 New Member

    Hello everyone,
    I am planning a fishing trip for this coming weekend. I was wondering if anyone had any tricks for catching shad in the heat of the summer (I am in Texas). I did not have much luck last time.

    In the spring I was able to catch as many as I wanted at the boat ramp, all day long.

    Is there a trick to catching them in the summer with a cast net? Someone told me I need to get out early in the morning around sun-up and they should be around the boat ramp. Is this true? I usually only tried around 9am and didn't have any luck.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.