The shad have been schooled up at the mouth of broken arrow creek on logan martin. I was able to catch about 100 in 20 min. the other day in a cast net. We catch them whenever we can and freeze them for fishing in the summer.
Nothin' like fried catfish on an alabama saturday night!! MMMMMM i'm gettin hungary just talking about it.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...