Any hints on keeping shad alive while bank fishing? I know the round container is a must or they will beat themselves to death, aeration and keep them cool, not cold shock. I am using a 5 gallon bucket with plenty of bubbles kept cool and they seem to last no more than an hour from cast net to GMR. Gills, chubs and etc. will last hours in a Frabill with a bubbler and bottle of ice but I just can't keep shad alive for any length of time. A local pond is full of dinks to 9 inchers and would like some tips on keeping them lively. I handle them gently and understand some death occurs from the net, I let city water sit for a day to relieve some chlorination yet with in an hour, they become cut bait or stacked dinks on circle hook.