Went out yesterday afternoon and evening around G14 on Truman, intending to catch crappie till about dark and then drift for blues. Got on the water around 4pm and headed back in the cove directly north of G14. Drowned a bunch of minnows, lost several jigs in the trees but only caught a couple of tiny crappie. However... For those of you wondering where the shad are, I can testify that they're absolutely thick up on Truman. I counted not less than 5 huge schools back in that cove, some of them being chased by white bass. We already had some shad, having netted better than 60 *huge* ones at the Windsor city lake in just one throw of the net. All of them 6" to 8" or so, so I didn't need to thin out any of the schools I saw. Went out to the main lake in front of G14 at started drifting at around 5:30pm. Less than 5 minutes and I had a 4lb blue on. My brother was with us for his first ever drifting trip and he was skeptical that we had any chance of success, but I started to make a believer out of him. Caught that first fish in about 18 ft of water. And then the wind stopped. I don't mean slowed down, I mean stopped, dead. And it stayed that way - so we spent the next 4 hours "drifting" with the trolling motor. Up and down the flats just downstream from G14 and managed to catch about 4 more fish and get our lines tangled about a dozen times (7 poles in the water may have been a bit much..) My brother got the big fish at about 7lbs. It was comical watching him anytime he had a bite - he's used to bank fishing and has a habit of diving for his pole as soon as he sees it twitch. Just about fell out of the boat the first 3 or 4 hits he had until we got him to settle down and let the fish do the work. The shad were also absolutely thick out on the main lake - in the calm air, they were slapping the water all around us and we drifted over numerous huge balls of fish. I'm guessing there was very little if any winter killed shad on the lake, or else they wouldn't be so thick. We ended up keeping 4 fish, 2 to 7 lbs. Had at least 3 others that spit out the hook and a few dinks that we threw back. All of the fish were caught before dark and in about 15 to 20 ft of water -- once the sun was gone, the bite stopped cold. Not sure if the storms rollling in had any effect or not. We got off the water at about 10:30 just as the first storm started sprinkling on us. Quite a lightning show, too. I've decided that trying to use the trolling motor to drift fish in the pitch dark is not my favorite sport - we spent most of our time wobbling left and right as I could never find "straight ahead" on the foot pedal, and couldn't tell that we were turning for lack of visual references. On the plus side, I'm absolutely loving my new GPS / Sonar -- I was able to blast back to the boat ramp in the pitch dark, following our previous track on the GPS and knowing that I was well clear of both the shore and the trees. Maneuvering in the trees once we got near the ramp (the Tightwad ramp) was a lot easier too since I just followed the line. All in all, a pretty nice evening of fishing till we got home and started cleaning fish. I was taking the 7lb'er out of the livewell and he squirmed out of my hand. I dropped the sucker and he managed to fin me in the foot, through 2 layers of boot leather and right into the middle of my foot. It's swollen up huge this morning and hurts like you wouldn't believer. The price we pay for fishing, I gues... Water temps 68F consistently on the main lake, around 72 back in the coves.