I have a spot hidden in a creek, off a main river, where there are a lot of shad and game fish. Still, I am having a hard time keeping them hooked! I got 1 in about a three hour stretch using a blue/black Senko. Typically, I'd use a topwater frog here, but leaf litter is heavy and I get too hung up trying to reel it in. Anyway I know there are crappie, sand bass and large mouth stalking the back of this creek, I've lost quite a few large fish because I couldn't get them up to the bank. There's also quite a lot of submerged timber, so crankbaits aren't really an options, and the water has heavy stain to it. My question is what's your favorite lures to throw when shad are balled up in the back of creeks? @dougjohnson @BrianMcNeeley @yakwithalan and everybody, I'd appreciate all and any tips.