I found a place that I can get coolers full of shad so I am going to try freezing a bunch of shad this fall. What is the best process for preparing and freezing shad so they will not be a pile of mush when I thaw them out next spring? All I know so far is that I will be vacuum packing them. All help is greatly appreciated folks. And BTW, these shad that I am catching are all about 6-7 inches.