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Fishing balls of Shad deep #12558504
12/31/17 09:28 PM
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I found a pattern recently where Shad were in 18 to 20 feet and balls and the only fish in the lake were chasing the schools of Shad. What is your preferred method for fishing shad in 15 to 25 ft?

Re: Fishing balls of Shad deep [Re: gut hooked] #12558507
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Drop shot or spoon

Re: Fishing balls of Shad deep [Re: gut hooked] #12558511
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Re: Fishing balls of Shad deep [Re: gut hooked] #12558514
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My choice is a S/K 10XD. It works!

Re: Fishing balls of Shad deep [Re: James Biggs] #12558597
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Originally Posted By: James Biggs
Drop shot or spoon


+1. I’d add Wing ding/Little George in the summer/fall. Blade bait water temps below 50deg


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Re: Fishing balls of Shad deep [Re: gut hooked] #12560457
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So what would tbe set jp be for a spoon?

Re: Fishing balls of Shad deep [Re: gut hooked] #12560528
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drop shot spoon or rattle trap

Re: Fishing balls of Shad deep [Re: gut hooked] #12561075
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Spoon with swivel, baitcaster, 12lb. invisX


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Re: Fishing balls of Shad deep [Re: James Biggs] #12561084
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Originally Posted By: James Biggs
Drop shot or spoon
+ finesse swimbait

Re: Fishing balls of Shad deep [Re: gut hooked] #12561187
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Whatever works, which is pretty much alot when they are feeding.

Re: Fishing balls of Shad deep [Re: gut hooked] #12561407
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I’d dropshot a KVD dream shot, throw a spoon, Jig a bladebait over the side and watch me eat it on the graph, or throw a 6XD-10XD. The setup I run for a spoon under 1 ounce is a medium action mccain premium series jerk rattle spin rod. LINK: https://www.tackleselect.com/products/jerk-rattle-spin
With a faster gear ratio reel 7 speed and up with anywhere from 12-18 pound sunline fc sniper pound test depends on the cover
With a spoon 1 ounce and up I run the same setup only I up my line to between 16 and 20 pound sunline fc sniper (with fc sniper you can use a higher pound test because it’s very thin comparitive to seaguar)
And a McCain Rods ultimate worm and jig rod
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Re: Fishing balls of Shad deep [Re: Jason Hillhouse] #12562030
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Originally Posted By: Jason Hillhouse
I’d dropshot a KVD dream shot, throw a spoon, Jig a bladebait over the side and watch me eat it on the graph, or throw a 6XD-10XD. The setup I run for a spoon under 1 ounce is a medium action mccain premium series jerk rattle spin rod. LINK: https://www.tackleselect.com/products/jerk-rattle-spin
With a faster gear ratio reel 7 speed and up with anywhere from 12-18 pound sunline fc sniper pound test depends on the cover
With a spoon 1 ounce and up I run the same setup only I up my line to between 16 and 20 pound sunline fc sniper (with fc sniper you can use a higher pound test because it’s very thin comparitive to seaguar)
And a McCain Rods ultimate worm and jig rod
LINK: https://www.tackleselect.com/products/ultimate-worm-jig



Hey man thanks. I fish mccain rods and have thr rods you recommended. I will be adding spoons to the box.

Re: Fishing balls of Shad deep [Re: gut hooked] #12563433
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Something else to try when fishing a tail spinner or spoon. Best with a very small spoon or a blade type bait is to dead stick it. Just hold the rod very still.


Re: Fishing balls of Shad deep [Re: gut hooked] #12563438
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Whenever I fish balls deep I like to throw a big crank.

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