Sabiki Rigs for Shad
Has anyone had any success catching shad on sabiki rigs? I marked plenty of bait this weekend and tried a sabiki without the slightest nibble. Hook sizes were 12s. I've heard some say that small bare gold hooks are better and can be tipped with a piece of worm.
After an hour of throwing a cast net, I managed 3 Threadfins, but no Gizzards or Herring. I could see the larger baits flipping on the surface (and stripers busting them), so I know they were present. Frustrating.