Why It Works
Shad are migrating to the back of pockets and coming to the surface, maybe for oxygen. They're being active and concentrating in big groups. Sometimes, you'll find them in tremendous numbers in a school or schools, with bass around them as well. On river systems shad are starting to move to the mouths of the pockets and, when the first good cold front comes through, they're going to head back further. Bass will be more aggressive, too, following them.