I would think the shad should start to show up soon. Although i don't think you can use shad for bait. I have caught lots of shad at connawingo dam, with HUGE stripers behind them. Whats the water temp like down there. I start to shad fish as soon as the magic 50 degrees comes in.JerseyBrian said:Awesome Capt. Ed! Can't wait! What kinds of baitfish do you have down there? What are the stripers primarily feeding on?
Good to know Ed! Is the current just too strong (in april) for the weightless soft plastics? Are they just not in the strike zone long enough? Just wondering... Well, I'm going to try out something slightly different then to see if it works too By the way, what size hooks do you think you use when rigging up your larger 7" soft plastics? 3/0? I know you usually use jigheads, but was wondering if you knew their hook sizes.capt. ed said:Bring it on Brian! I rarely fish weightless in April. Later in the summer you can catch largemouth pretty much all day long by plopping soft plastics around the grass with no weight, but I'm south by then.