Fished yesterday afternoon from Aunts to Woolly. Water temps mostly 48 in the main channel, some warmer temps in the creeks. I saw dying shad at many of the main channel spots I stopped at although I didn't think it was excessive but then I'm a complete newb when it comes to shad. I did notice lots of gulls diving to the surface to feed. Fishing was very slow for me but then it has been since I got here the first of the month. I guess I'm zigging and the fish are zagging.
Question: I thought it was cold water that caused shad kills. Why is there a shad kill happening when the water is warming?