let's see how long I can make it before I have to fix it. I haven't bought or caught a shad yet. All the stripers that we have caught have been on artificial lures and flies. They are going to jack the water up tomorrow so I've heard, doubling the flow. Let's see what that does to my bite. Usually when the water rises like that another charge of fish makes a run up the river. I'll be waiting on them with bent rods.......even that takes fixing the baitwell pump.