When crappie fishing I usually put a couple of submersible lights out just 12" or so deep in the water off the side of the boat and usually have shad running all underneath the lights in 15-30 minutes afterwards. My question is....is there an easier way to catch the shad without having to wait for then to draw near the lights when going catfishing? I havent been setting lights out in the water at nite when catfishing. Will this hurt the bite from the catfish if I did, and do any of you guys use lights in the water on a regular basis when catfishing? I'm assuming a cast net would be the easiest way to catch the shad (although I've caught a few with a minnow tank net already)? What size cast net would you recommend?