I experienced something tonight I had not before. Stopped at Blackdog to do a little walleye casting just before dark. The water at and around the discharge was alive with shad. You could not cast a crank or hop a lure through the water without constantly bumping shad. And people were down there gathering the shad with dip nets and filling buckets. I did not get a single hit other than snagged shad; but all a walleye would have to do is open its mouth and inhale to catch dinner. It was crazy thick with them things.