Thanks for the advice Steve. I managed to catch a bunch of them today. Trick is to pull the net in right away once they are in it. Given any time they go through the net.
Even when you have a bunch of 1 1/2 to 2 inch shad they are very hard to fish with. If you hook them in the lips it's bait steal city. If you hook them in the back they die easy. All that said I did get a 20 inch striper, a big ole sandy and a nice crappie today. Probably released 4 dozen of them at the marina when I came in. Can't wait until they grow up.
John 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee.