When the shad are in the Columbia River you can't beat shad darts to target them. Cheap shad darts often times come with weak, dull, and poor quality hooks. These custom darts are made with extra sharp VMC hooks so you'll hook more fish. Buy lots, because you'll need them when you are having a blast targeting the shad. Available in 1/16 oz. and 1/8 oz in five shad catching colors.
Also take a look at the Beau Mac 3/8 oz. and 1/2 oz. inline weights, Dave's Tangle Free 1/3 oz. weights, or the Columbia River 1/2 oz. Sockeye Sinkers to complete your setup.