Why You Need to Understand the Shad Spawn

The post spawn doldrums can be cured if you understand some basics on the shad spawn. This preferred forage spawns when water temperatures range from the mid 60s to mid 70s, and typically occurs as bass enter the post spawn phase. As bass transition out of the shallows, they intersect huge schools of shad and can’t resist an easy meal. Kevin VanDam discuss shad locations this time of year, peak activity periods, and his go-to presentations. Tandem spinnerbaits like the Strike King Burner are his top choice followed by a crankbait that matches the size of the shad and depth in the water column. As always, straightforward content that’ll help you catch more fish from the best in the sport.    

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