Any shad reports from the James River in Richmond? My dogwood trees aren't blooming yet, so according to tradition, they aren't here yet, but I figured I'd ask for some reports.
These guys are spot on.....sure, it's more fun to throw a lure or shad dart, but you cannot beat the sabiki. I usually have the best luck with the small white/clear/green ones. Sometimes i'll cut them in half so each rig has 3 hooks. that make it easier to cast.Regarding what "bait" to use.... After years of fishing for shad the absolute "best" thing I have found are sabiki rigs. Personally I half an eight fly into two rigs, use split shot for weight and no longer fish for them, we catch them.......