I was wondering if anyone out there had tried using a Foodsaver vacuum packer to freeze shad or skipjack? The most common comment is that the shad turns mushy after freezing in water or just by themselves. I bought a Foodsaver last year for the specific reason of freezing my catch. (Not that I haven't frozen a ribeye or two.....but, I digress.) Anyway, the difference between freezing my fish in water versus the foodsaver is amazing. The redfish I caught in Louisiana last year tastes like fresh, whereas in the past, they just weren't near as good as fresh caught. Before I use those expensive bags for the shad, I wanna know if anyone has pioneered the way and could tell me if the shad would be much better vacuum packed?