Shad - Where is the best place to cast net them?

Discussion in 'Shad Talk' started by breadboy, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    Where is the best place to try to catch shad with my cast net in a lake that is about 300 acres big and has some shad. It also has a wild population of golden shiners (I have caught them fishing for bluegills). There is a dam, and underneath it is very thick with brush and vegetation (hard to fish and probably very hard to cast a net). Their are a few streams that flow into the lake. Thanks.
     
  2. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    if you can't throw a net, maybe you should try and catch some more of them shiners. Bluegills work great for me too. And from my experience, whenever water is coming in from another body of water, there's been baitfish. And when it rains real good, that's also a great place to fish.

    -Red
     

  3. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    Thanks,
    should I use them live or as cut bait?
     
  4. catfishslayer05

    catfishslayer05 New Member

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    I found that if you are on the side of the lake the water is moving to the shad are almost there all the time.
     
  5. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    Ok, thanks.
    I have seen small schools of them swim by once in a while while I am fishing from the shore. Those would be hard to catch though because of the small school and they are very quick.