I have my greatest luck catching bait (shad) in the evening around our dock. For some reason they are not there in the morning. I have tried to catch them the night before and keep them over night for the next morning but they all die. I have tryed a big minnow bucket left in the lake, my fish basket and filling my 158 quart cooler with a "bubble maker" in it. In all cases the shad croak by morning. I know the dead shad willl work as bait for blues and channels. I have found when I use live ones I catch more fish and I pick up both stripers and flatheads. One of my "spots" is a old lake bed in the channel (LKN) that hold all kinds of fish. I even have caught bass and crappie with live bait. I have a morning spot to catch bait but it cuts into my fishing time. Does anyone have a suggestion or know of a product to store shad over night that works? I can not run my boat bait tank all night. I know there are products on the market (bait tanks) but they are very expensive. I am looking for a home made idea.