How do baitfish use structure in big rivers? Shad I find are found in backwaters (slow)and like the cover of bank structure to dart into away from predators when they are smaller. I figure as they get bigger, they move out to more open water like the head of wing dikes. But I also see what I figure are shad often in the channel as well and sometimes scattered sometimes relating to bottom sometimes structure. Im allways looking for buched up indicating predation,but hoping to gain more insight. Seems to be a definite size to location corrolation as to where they are at, but are they allway schooled either loosly or bunched up? Whats thier life cycle? Is anyone looking for scattered fish in channels as indicators or reading anything from that? Thanks.