Got a few questions about the success of the draw downs.
Do you have an estimate of how much of the shad population is being killed off?
Also, after the kill off, you have this large void in the bio-mass of the lake. What fish are filling the void in the bio-mass? Are the bluegill,crappie,bass, filling it back or are the shad quickly replacing the void?
I know at Lake Waveland, the did a total fish kill and restocking. Now they are going to try what you are doing also. To try and control the mature shad, they also are stocking muskellunge to get them to eat the big shad.
Do you have a predator for the big shad?