James Watson shares some observational pointers as it relates to shad activity during the fall months. Fall is prime time to get on a gizzard shad pattern, which tend to get on the banks and run in 5- to 10 pack schools. Find the grizzlies (slang for gizzards), and it's a good sign you're in the right area. Watson also stresses to keep an eye out for balls of shad in the backs of creeks, pockets and even main lake flats. So drop the trolling motor and start "running and gunning" until you find areas with abundant shad.
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