Well, I went and bought a vacuum sealer, $89 (reg $129) at Bass Pro. The Skipjack and Shad have been in a cooler iced down for two days inside gallon storage bags. There wasn't much liquid or juice, but for some reason the Shad didn't seal as well as the Skipjack. My reasoning is as follows: 1. I only sealed 3 Skipjack versus 8 - 10 Shad. 2. The Vacuum Sealer I purchased doesn't have that powerful of a piston for vacuuming. 3. I think it would help to pat them dry before sealing. 4. Seal less Shad, maybe 3 at a time versus 8 - 10. As you can see, there are still several pockets of air left within the Shad seal. The Skipjack seemed to do okay, and next to zero pockets of air left. I may go to Bass Pro while I am in Spfld, MO for Thanksgiving and consider an exchange for a better model. Possibly the Ary (VacMaster90) ($140). Not sure if that will do any better. How about you, do you use an expensive model, or cheaper model? And, have you been happy with the results? No effect on the frozen bait when you use it, etc....?