I attemped to fish this evening. Went to Lake Travis and tried to catch shad with my cast net. The lake is so low that the coves are not really coves any more (shallow). Couldn't catch shad anywhere. I used some cut carp and live perch with no luck. Headed home eary. This is the first time I've ever been skunked on that lake. Seems to me that catching shad is the real challange in catfishing this lake. Once shad are caught the easy part begins and so does the fun. SO, When it's scorching hot is there a pattern to locating shad to net them?