Wal Mart sells preserved cut shad. I know of a place that I can dip net live shad 100 pounds at a time this winter.So I'm thinking why not preserve cut shad for this summers fishing.Only thing I don't use cut shad very often and I have no idea of the best way to even cut it. Also what is the liquid it is preserved in. I've read that shad guts is a good bait. Whats the best way to keep it?