Well here in Sumter, SC there are housing developments popping up left and right and each of them have a pond or 2. So I was wondering if shad can survive and reproduce in a pond? I have heard they can take over a small body of water, but thats not really the concern here. There are no other fish in these ponds and I am tired of driving 45 minutes to get shad. So in reality I would want them to completely take over so I can stop by and catch a dozen or so and go fish.