Found a great new way to find shad in the winter time. I was netting on the south side of our spillway(open right now) and couldn't come up with anything. It was cold so I figured that might have driven them deep. I scanned around a little bit and saw a few hundred "gulls" feeding on the north side of the spillway. I drove to the other side and began to cast in the slackwater near the birds. First couple of casts netted a few dozen decent sized shad and ended up with near 60 3-6" shad. The birds here in the winter apparently were feeding on the shad as they came off the spillway. The ones that lived through the attack were off in the mid level depth slackwater a few yards away from there preditors. Casting there was the only place on the water I could find any form of aquatic live. I know someone was asking how to find shad in the winter so there is a tip(if applicable) for you.