Where to find Shad?
Hi, I am new to this forum and have renewed love for LM bass fishing. I have been using plastic worms and lures mostly and have had good luck but I keep wanting to try live bait instead. I figured I would use brim or bluegill but was told these need to be over 12 inches to 'keep' so instead of trying to skirt the law with a potential to receive a ticket on the chance of running into a FWC I am thinking of buying a cast net and air box for keeping shad alive. I was taught how to fish, but only using artificial baits and never received the knowledge of where shad would or typically do hangout aside from seeing them in medium to large schools, my question for you guys and gals is, what should I be looking for when searching for Shad and can the water be 'chummed' for better shad attraction. Am I wasting my time trying to use live bait (I only fish from shore as I have no boat) or is it worth the trouble and smelly hands to use shad?