The whole fish this time. I found that I have totally forgotten how to debone a fillet. No problem though, I don't mind picking bones out of my teeth for something this fleeting and delicious. My grandfather used to bake a shad whole for most of a day -- until the bones had nearly dissolved and you could just eat the whole thing. I've followed his lead many times. This go round it got a saute in the cast iron which really let the fish hold on to it's delicate flavor.