I fish out of a kayak and have tried, but can't throw a castnet from the kayak. So, I usually get my bait by casting at the place I launch or, especially to freshen my bait supply, will stop somewhere and cast from the bank. While I usually get plenty of shad, sometimes they are small, 1/2" to 1 1/2". Is it best to use the small shad whole, cut slits in the sides, or use as cut bait, though small? I've tried and can't keep them alive, no room for a big enough tank and aeration.