Home Fishing Spot
Go get yourself a 6 foot throw net. Hit any type of water discharge into the river.. Power plants, dams or just any type of running water.. Shad can also be found around parked barges, but do be careful and stay atleast 20 feet away with your boat.. Behind the barges is the best any how. Also look for snags in the rivers and you should see them popping the water when you pull in from the sound of your motor.
When you pull in your net, drop them in a 5 gallon bucket. Makes for less of a mess. Then move them over to a playmate cooler and add abit of ice in layers. This will slow down their metabolism and makes freezing later much better. We do not normally use live shad anyhow. Just drop them in baggies and freeze them getting out as much of the water as you can. Keep them frozen with blocks of ice as ice cubes melt too fast and will unfreeze them faster. Just pull out what you need for the next 15 minutes.
For Skipjacks, tie you on 2 or 3 white crappie jigs and hit the power plants and below dams.