John Burke, of Crestwood, has set the first fishing record for 2015 with a 1 pound, 14 ounce gizzard shad measuring 17 inches caught by pole and line on Feb. 1 from Jefferson Lake in St. Louis. shad state recordThe shad and record were verified by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The previous pole-and-line record for gizzard shad was 1 pound, 6 ounces set in 2001.