Originally Posted By: O-BASS
I would really enjoy doing this, but have no gear for it. If possible, can I meet one of you shoreside for a morning of casting this coming week? I get my second shot tomorrow am, so I am going to be fully set if thats a concern. Let me know what to buy for shad lures, and do I need a drail? Id rather not throw one if not needed.

Never caught a shad in my life.

If you fish Quabbin, I assume you have a Massachusetts fishing license? There are easy shore options where no boots needed on the Chicopee, also Holyoke-South Hadley 116 bridge area: Slimshad Point and the South Hadley boat launch. Or, plan a drive south to The Wall in Cromwell late afternoon to early evening if you are a night owl, sunrise if you can manage. Advise your interests.