Ok i have figured it out you all are crazy, still like the tips on catching shad i usually fish with dad,that means anchors and ales fished from the bottom. I am going to try some planner boards this fall hope this changes his way of thinking.
generally when i pull planars i like to pull gizzard shad. they tend to much more hearty than the ales so you dont have to keep bringing your lines in to change baits. and generally i like the larges shad i can find.