This time of year, small schoolie white bass are often terrorizing shad. The schoolies may be 5-8 inches in length. There are often larger white bass mixed in, but few are legal. This topwater action lasts seconds and then they submerge and run 100 yards or more. They surface feed and are gone again in seconds. This can last hours. These fish are impossible to stay with and really not much of a reason to. The shad schools recently hatched on many lakes and they are millions but only an inch or so long. It is almost impossible to get one of these fish to take a lure, when the water is full of live bait. I would recommend looking for larger schools with well defined arches that are near the bottom, but in areas where the bottom is above the thermocline.
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