Full blown shad spawn

The action is hot along the riprap shoreline at Pickwick Dam, where the shad are spawning, and the anglers are catching the bass. Some of them are catching themselves, as shown in this photo taken by Andy Crawford. 

Crawford is with top Pickwick Lake guide David Allen, who performed first aid duties and removed the treble hooks from the victim's hand. 

"This shad spawn could go on all day, with the overcast conditions," said Allen. "Today could be the big bag day of the week."