To answer ur question. And not to try to sell u anything. Yes I do believe it is shad. If I choose a sneeze bait Chemdawg cheese dough bait. It's made from 100% real cheese 50% orange 50% percent white. Not to mention. It is the best smelling good bait around.
Lovin my Chemdawgs Dawgs Doughbait/ dip bait it's just as good Slip corks got .75 cents . They are the best I have used So far. I have never castes as far with any other cork before