During the late summer and early fall the shad hatches from the spring seem to be in huge quantities. I personally fish the rivers above my local lakes and when late Aug and Sept arrive the amount of shad in the river heading downstream into the lake is staggering. It looks like oil slicks in the river with schools so massive there in the millions. These shad can be from two shad hatches from the spring the 1 to 2 inchers that get stuck in your net or slip through and the 2 to 3 inchers. The shad seem to be so abundant that I wonder if my bait hardly gets notice in a real sea of shad. I do okay this time of year but wonder what others do this time of year. So do change up what bait you use or fishing habits for the fall shad hatch when there's so many shad in the river or lake?