Posted on Monday Jul 22, 2013 at 8:52 PM
TMJ - I was wrong. There's allot of nice shad up into the oxbow. The best practice that I found was to start across from the rowing dock, come out to at least 2 to 3 ft of water and head slowly toward the back, kind of criss crossing, left to right and right to left, and to toss on the edge of structure. The key for me was not to throw in less than 2ft of water. And, the further back I went, I would use the trolling motor sonar while going back and forth, and throw when I crossed the deepest part. That seemed to me when I got the biggest shad in the net. And it also seemed like when I got around that abandoned loading dock, the shad were larger. By the time I got to the bridge, 2ft was the deepest water. And I ran aground about 50 yards from the bridge pylons.
It kind of brings a question to my mind - what the heck is that abandoned loading dock doing there? Did they really bring barges into that oxbow to load? That seems hard to believe.
The more you practice, the luckier you get.