As Carelessthunder, Krazy Carl, and I expand on our catfishing adventures I think we are hamstringing ourselves by not having shad in our inventory. My question is are shad readily available in the Neuse/Trent and the NE/Cape Fear. Any input would be much appreciated. P.S. I am looking to catch my own, not purchase. I am much to scared of the wife to spend money on bait!