I know the freshly caught shad is gonna work better but do you see a huge difference when using frozen. I have a place where I can get Gizzard shads with my castnet but its not on the way to the Wabash. Therefore its easier for me to run out there during the week and get a few to freeze. If I can get out this weekend I am gonna give the frozen shad a try. They have to be better then the cut silvers I used last week.