My shad knowledge basically revolves around using spinning outfits drifting small leadheads with chartruse grubs. around 1/32 and 1/16th oz with added split shot above the line to tick bottom. As for locations I run out west of Sutherlin on 138 (i think) past the area of tyee. There is a pullout on the left side of the road (river side) just past yellow creek road. When the shad are in... you will know where to pull out as there are quite a few cars there. Other than that ive never fished for shad much.
Btw Welcome to the forum.