Maybe I'm just fishing the wrong place , but I'm not seeing anyone fishing for shad. The last two trips out I've maybe seen 2 others out fishing. The fish seem to be consistantly in the river in the usual places. Granted you need a boat for the most part this year to get to the good holding areas. I haven't had any great nights but usually between 6-10 each evening with many hens in the mix. Last night I also had one small stripper. The fishing seems to be late afternoon 5:30 - dark. I haven't had any awesome days but it has been steady.