I have a problem. I can't seem to catch any shad at what I consider a bait size. I net plenty of 3" and several 10" and over but nothing in between. I know the 3" will catch fish, I just caught my first flat today on a 3" goldfish. :happ-big: The problem is that the 3" bait only seem to catch small cats 3-5 lbs. Can I use the big-ol shad I catch for flat? These are 10-12" gizzard shad and they just seem to big to be bait. I have never hooked a big flat so any advise would be appreciated.