I fished yesterday and thought I would stay below the BHB all day. I set the gill net twice and it yielded me two cutters. I said enough and went to fish with what I had and in the meantime set my net about 100 yards upriver of me. Well, I fished the hole for 30 minutes and pulled a 38# in. He was pulling drag at will and I thought I finally had me a 60, but oh well, it was a fun fish! I went to retrieve my net, and it was HEAVY. Reports of the shad's demise are greatly exaggerated! I kept only the ones hooked in the gills and/or bleeding, which amounted to 3/4 of a 5 gallon bucket full. And counted all that I released which was 55. So I had probably 80-90 from that set of my gill net. I know it's a good idea to stay with your net, but when bait was as slow as it was that morning, I thought I would come back to just a handful of cutters and catfish. Fished between BHB and Flowerdew, and only got two other good takedowns but no hookup. Off the water by 4 and back home. I'm gonna get my tilt and trim fixed before I venture out again. It's a real PITA to adjust it manually at launch/load, not to mention I tore my prop and skeg up really bad launching with the motor just a little too low.