I will be returning home to my native river which should be filled with Steelhead and shad. I have talked to some of my old fishing buddies that have said the fish are huge in numbers but shy do to the amount of pressure they have seen. I normally chuck and duck and wait out the weekend warriors, However now the tables have turned and i am one!!!
My question comes in that the color this year is Chartruese. The fish that are hitting are hitting above a spill way just behind where the attached picture was taken. The Problem is is that they are getting lockjaw up there as well. I want to make this weekend a succesful on, however i am unsure at how to approach this situation. I do not want to wait in line and take five or six bobber casts with a jig and waxies, i would like to increase my success where the people are not fishing. In the picture the red ovals represent deep hole Approx 6-9ft deep where the steelhead normally stage to make the jump. The blue are the really shallow 1-2ft areas and the yellow is where the majority of the shad sit, although by sheer numbers they do push the steelys around any tips on making this weekend succesful?