Falls Lake - 2010! Trip

Threadfin shad don't tolerate cold water. If your water temperatures drop below 42 degrees F, expect threadfin shad to die. As temperatures fall, these silvery, sleek fish become sluggish, and game fish feed on them voraciously. But, inevitably with cold water, your lake will lose its shad. That's not necessarily a reason not to use thread-fins, but you should be aware of the possibility of complete loss.

Boat ramp with sea gulls

More sea gulls

Fog and sea gulls

And more sea gulls

Stream after previous night rains

Dying shad

Sea gulls on the beach