The Shadbush, also called Juneberries, are now in full bloom. The Shadbush receive its name since the early settlers noted that the Shad started running when a certain shrub bloomed. They named this shrub, the Shadbush. It is also called Juneberry since it has a tasty berry in June. Since there are no Shad in the Newaygo Chain of Lakes, there are plenty of bluegills and they apparently move into the shallows at the same time. Even though the Shadbush have bloomed earlier than anybody can remember, their blooming is coinciding with the bluegills moving into the shallows. If you are looking for tasty bluegills, pick a nice sunny day and you should have luck by fishing the shallows. When do bluegills start spawning? That’s an easy one. When the Dogwoods and Redbud are in full bloom!