I just asked a similar question on the Chesapeake Angler Board. I got some good advice, I think. It was to watch for the dogwoods to bloom. I remember that from days of old. Anyway, I got no reports this evening of shad being caught there yet. Another reply said that April 1st might be the earliest time to try there...around Deer Creek.just wondering if anyone is catching any shad in the susquehanna yet???