I went out to the Wakarusa arm/boat ramp west of Clinton Lake last night (10-12-09). Yes, it was cold and the wind blowing some. There was shad all over back there by the boat ramp. I threw my net and caught most all of them in the 2-3 inch range. They were every where on this river arm. You could see them moving at the surface and all over your depth finder. As I moved up the river to fish, we kept seeing more. I threw my brand new cast net out again and got snagged on an underwater satan. It tore my new net to shreds. I did not curse or yell or say this was BS! :wink::roll_eyes: Anyway, if you need bait, the shad are all over this area right now. I would like to go back and stock up for the winter blue cats.