Well I want to discuss keeping shad alive, but not in a tank. I want to talk about on a hook. I want to start using whole, live shad for bait, but I fish from the bank so I have to cast. So where is the best spot to put the hook and how do you cast them without killing them? I have tried hooking through the lips, the eyes, and the back but I think they are dying when they smack the water on the cast. So what are some methods to pull this off?