almost forgot to post the results from our experiment putting fresh shad up against raw boneless chicken breast for channel cats. after hearing rumors of how well chicken breat does i just had to try it. the results....CHICKEN BREAST BLEW AWAY THE SHAD! 2 channels on the shad, 9 on the chicken breast. baits were staggered shad, breast, shad, breast etc in the same general area. not only did we get more on chicken, but they were much bigger fish. the shad takers were both about a pound where the chicken lovers were between 4-6lb. i posted this on a local forum also. a member there tried it out that evening. he was fishing with 2 poles with live gills, and 2 poles with the chicken breast chunks. the gills got passed by all night and the chicken breast produced an 18lb flattie! who woulda thunkit!