My wife and I are going to head down to Eastern Oregon for Memorial weekend and will be traveling right past McNary Dam. I am thinking of throwing a rod in and making a quick stop on the Washington side to see if the shad are that far up at that time. Will have to fish from the shore and would like to spend an hour or so and catch 10-12 shad to take down to my Dad in Meridian so he has some sturgeon baits in the freezer for the summer. Any helpful tips would be appreciated from someone who has fished in that general area for shad. I know that will be right at the beginning of the shad run that far up river, but only having about an hour to fish them as it is already gonna be pretty late when we make our final destination, would it be a waste of time? If it all works out, we may do the same thing on our way home to get some good bait for up here to throw in the freezer.