I've been catching shad with a hand net fairly consistently in the same location. The location is right next to the mouth of a drainage ditch from a soy bean field. When you cut the shad for bait, thier stomacks are full of green stuff that looks like algea. Are shad vegetarians? Maybe there's something I,m not seeing in their gut, something microscopic. Does anybody in the B.O.C. have any information about what a normal shad diet consist of? Question #2: I recently read a fishing article where the fisherman was explaining how he had caught shad that had been blown by the wind into a cove. I don't see how the wind could force the direction which shad swim. Once you get underwater, where most of our Arkansas shad are, it would seem that the affects of wind would be minimal below 1 foot. Maybe the first 8-10 inches of the surface water could be affected by wind direction. This seems, to me, also true for barometric pressure-but that a different arguement. My question for the B.O.C. is how does wind affect shad school location if the schools are deeper than 1 foot? and is it possible that the wind is blowing the shad's food stuff, and that the shad are voluntarily swimming to these location because of the availability of food.