Well Shad fans...Those hard figthing silver fish are definately here! Headed down to John Day and picked up a one day Oregon license for 12 bucks and gave Shad fishing a shot. They were hitting all morning on anything pink, Shad Killer jigs in 1/16th oz were the hottest item. My fiancee Pam caught her very first shad, a 2.5 lb hen that took drag and got her all excited about catching more! I tinkered with hand tied chatruse/green shad dart wrapped with gold crystal flash and red thread. I then attached after market chartruse eyes. I caught close to 20 shad (took home 24 to be smoked and canned...) with that jig, until the paint was all chipped off, and there were only a couple strands of flash hanging from it! I have to program my PC with Samsung camera hardware so I can download my shad pics. Included in this report is my Crows Butte Smallie pics, along with my sculpin prototype jig hanging from a Bass's mouth. Good luck guys. The Jigmiester.