I think once this weather stabilizes we'll have a lot more luck lund. Ive had the same experience in the shallows. Again my best luck has been 35 foot of water and thats a shad or 2 for every 15 throws. They have been very scattered on Lessville with no "big" schools to speak of. Ive checked creeks, backs of creeks, main channel, shallow , deep, followed seagulls etc etc etc
"Sushi chefs are among the few people on earth who appreciate and even prize the food value of the gizzard shad. Called "kohada" in sushi restaurants, gizzard shad are part of a specialty sushi tradition known as hikarimomo, which means "shiny objects" in Japanese. Gizzard shad have bright, shiny silver skins. To make them into sushi, gizzard shad are scaled, sliced razor thin, cured in salt, pickled in rice vinegar and then served raw."
Like I said, gizzard shad(kohada)....mmmm good. I see a potentially booming business here shipping SML mongo gizzards to the sons of Nippon!! Stripers apparently have gourmet tastes.