What I notice is that many anglers fail to make the most of this short window of opportunity, and as far as I’m concerned, preparation is what makes or breaks you during the shad spawn. While you’re running to the first spot as the sun is coming up, it’s already game on somewhere. If you have to rig up when you get there, you’re cutting into casting time in the prime window. To take pre-rigging a step farther, don’t just have one outfit set up with a key bait; rig three outfits. One backlash or breakoff and you lose valuable time.