Me and my fishin' buddies are gettin' ready to start catfishin' the river soon, therefore we are about to start getting bait too. I plan on hitting up some creeks that I know about where i can catch lots of small sunfish and bluegill, along with a good number of creek chubs, shiners, suckers, and really little mud cats. I know that all of these fish make real good baits when it's fresh cut bait, or live bait. But, how do you think that these baits will do if we caught them, put them in a cooler full of ice, took em' home, then vacuum sealed em' in baggies for the freezer. That way we could have them ready to use as cut bait later on. I'm really iffy about puttin' chubs, mud cats, or suckers in the freezer just because these do not seem like they are fish made out for cut bait, therefore I prolly don't need to freeze them at all. But, I would love to hear any of you guys' opinions on how well vacuum packaged baits ( such as the fish I listed earlier) would do in the river. Another thing too, I would also love to hear your opinions on how well this same method would work on shad and skipjack. Any replies will be awesome!!! THANKS FELLAS!!!