Some insight please?
Everybody knows shad, once frozen, can not even closely compare with fresh shad, even if it was caught the previous day.
An old toppie ( sorry, forgot his name ) last year told me he never cleans shad, but freezes shad whole, with scales, guts, head and all. He does the entire fish cleaning process only after it has been defrosted.
Any truth in this, or alternative suggestions?
Keep the Shad whole with all guts scales and everthing else intact .
wrapp the fish in clip wrapp and freeze , it is teh best way to keep the fish fresh and solid and tasty.
sorry for the spelling cling or glad wrapp, 3 or 4 layers.