ok, being that i fish alot with live bait ive came to this concept:wink: i kept thinking that the position i hook my blue gills,bream and shad were the cause of death so quickly, but in fact i believe its the water temp change, that causes the fish to go into shock and die fast, ive tried several ways to hook my bait thinking that im the cause, from the head to the tail. well heres the trick, i carry my bait in a 5 gallon bucket most of the time, unless im on the boat and the live well pumps water into it. if a fish is in water say 60 and your fishing at a local dam or river an the water temp is up to 75-80 add a small amount of water from the area your fishing to your bait bucket or tank to get the fish use to the temp rise and change. do this 2-3 times...most people including myself just throw bait on an go, they most always go into shock and die within 20-30 mins, this idea can and will make your bait live longer on the hook. same goes for anybody fishing on a boat with a livewell. you may be pumping fresh water into the livewell and back out but the temp is not the same! i had a 6 inch shad hooked in the head last 4hrs!! that is until something took a bite outta him.