Tea, when I read your post about no shad for bait I remembered.I went to the licking on wednesday to get the water temp, Well that little pond off the licking below the dam was literally brimming with small shad. You could look out and see hundreds shimmering all around the pond all at once. Well within casting range of a cast net. I saw most waay back in the cove farthest from the river. The wind was herding them back there at the time.