Posted by Shane on October 31, 2000 at 21:39:42:
In Reply to: Wheeler Dam, Oct. 26-29 posted by T. Harris on October 31, 2000 at 19:24:15:
Yeah fishing does get much better with shad--i was down there (on bank this time!) saturday and caught 2 shad(threadfin anyway-big gizzard shad easy to find). Usually that's the way it goes--when the bait is there, the fishing is better! Seems like it doesnt necessarily matter if the shad are running at the dam--some of the best fish we had this year were on shad we caught on wheeler about 3 weeks before they started running on Wilson (back in late february). Just seems like shad are much better bait overall.
Ive got to find out if i can legally use rainbow trout as live bait (bought from hatchery)--i bet they would be better than shad!!
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