Where to shad fish the Umpqua 2018?

Ive always wanted to try shad fishing but never got around to it so this is the year.. I also have boats but would prefer to bank it. Just tryn to get a idea before the run hits where I could try. Also what would be a ideal time to hit the shad run? I've always heard starts slow in may, is insane through June and slows around July? This true? Been having a blast catching nice cutthroat on my property just wanna catch something else hah thanks guys I apreciate it
Your timeline is pretty accurate from what I have seen so far. The whole river is pretty good for them. Just find yourself an eddy or a chunk of slow water right before and after a set of rapids. Unfortunately wherever the fish seem to be, there are also people trying to catch them. Yellow Creek to Tyee is a pretty popular stretch for them.