A couple of questions about shad. I went fishing the other day for some hybrid white bass with shiners. I fished behind a power plant with a warm water outlet there was thousands of shad in the water they were all very small about an inch or two. The fish were all at the surface and some were getting caught on an I beam off the wall and i was grabbing them and using them everyone I used got a hit caught some channels and bass. I was just wandering how long does it take for these shad to grow would like to catch some with a net and freeze them but right now they are the size of big minows.