Ok, a question for the experts on Shad. I fish a river with no dams, spillways, or running creeks feeding it. The river is classified as a moderate sized river with a average depth of around 7'. Several sandbars but no gravel bars. No rock sholes. Now I understand about Shad feeding on zooplankton and I understand how zooplankton is formed (bloom). I know in a lake the wind blows the zooplankton and the shad follow. What about a river? Where is the most likely place to find shad in a river without a dam? Back water? down current side of sand bars? Where you look and where would you cast you net? Oh, one other thing. The river is the color of creamed coffee almost year round. And yet, it contains shad.