Reply by: FISHRANGLER Posted: 2/29/2016 9:46:48 AM Points: 1689
shad are more active as soon as the sun goes down this time of year you can find them cruising the shore line just about the entire lake is fair game. pre spawn. If there is a light at a bout ramp I would start in that location. Other wise its pretty tough from shore. You need a boat to find them with sonar and then you would cast to them. The other tip I would give is watch for bird sign and you can also just wait until they surface and find them that way. Dont cast into rocks or weed beds. If you learning to cast? watch you tube vids and practice, start with about a 3 foot net and work your way up to a larger net. Each size net requires a new technique that you need to practice with. larger nets can be used easier from boats the smaller ones I would use from shore. All game fish must be released when caught in a net.
Make sure your dia of holes are correct too. Some places here in Colorado sell the illegal ones
At one time Cabela's did not carry the 1/4 mesh in at least some Colo. stores and one of our members returned his. One year the regs did not mention the mesh size but the last time I checked, it had to be 1/4 inch or less. Different manufacturers make different designs and quality of nets and when I bought mine, I went with a Super Spreader made by Fitec as it had the reputation of being the best one to throw and spread. That was a few years ago.