As the season has started for shad I decided to give it a go with my friend [dagger] sorry I meant terry. As I arrived in st Mullins terry said that there was a few shad being hooked and the tide was on the fill. A filling tide is what you need when you are fishing for shad and the bigger the tide the better.
What you need it a light spinning rod and a smooth reel that can cast a 13.5g cobra about 40 yards.
When winding back the cobras make sure it is wiggling properly from side to side, you can change the action by reeling faster or slower. Try to remember what speed you were turning the handle of your reel when you get a take and stick at that pace it can help you in hooking more fish. Most of the bank that you are fishing is high off the water and is hard to land a fish unless you have a net with a long handle. Another tip when you are fighting a shad keep your rod low to the water it stops them from jumping and throwing the hooks
Will be heading down this weekend to catch more of the specimen shad
when putting back the fish take your time and make sure the fish is sitting up right before you let it swim off