my state just put a band on catching gills from the pond and taking them down to the river for bait. (yes, it sucks to be me). so, I need a new method for catching flatheads and was thinking about using something like a shad rap. Has anyone used artificial lures on a river for flatheads? I was thinking about running the standard 3way swivel, with a lead weight on one, and the lure on the other so I could "hold" the lure close to the bottom, about a foot up. Im thinking the river current would give it the action necessary, and this way I could place it near structure, just like I do live bait. Thoughts?
and yes, I know lures will catch flatheads if you cast and retrieve them, but Im thinking more of a stationary presentation. and I fish a river, not lakes for flats.