I got out fishing for a few hours this morning down by the Russell bridge on the Ohio River on the KY side. They were hitting really good. I caught abt 6-8 flatties all from 5-8 pounds. I also caught some kind of shad(not sure,different than what i've seen) on a wax worm...Believe it or not!!! Its the truth. It may be something different but it sure made good bait. It died soon as I put it in the bucket with bubbler. I cut its head off and threw it out. It sat for 10-15 minutes and my clicker went NUTS!!! I cranked the handle and swarped...He kept taking drag like nothing. I tightened the drag up some(I use 30lb test line and 40lb leader line) and I couldn't even turn this thing around!!! My guess was he'd been at very least 50-60lbs or maybe more. I've never hooked into anything like this EVER!!! He had my 8' Abu Garcia Brute bent double and I tightened the drag a lil more. I fought with him for a few minutes and all of a sudden "SNAP!" He broke the tip off my rod and a second later the line went limp. I got it in and he had snapped the 40lb leader like nothing. It was on the head of the shad(or whatever). I put the rod in the car and put my 6500 on my 6'6" Ugly Stik and went back to business. I cut part of the body and threw it out. A few minutes later my clicker went...ZOOOOOMMMM... It was the biggest flattie of the day,about 8lbs. I fished a little longer and called it quits! All and all,I had a good day except for the pain and losing that monster!!! All the other flatties I caught were on crawlers. I'm attaching pics of the shad(?) and a few of the smaller flats. My batteries went dead so no more pics yet. All flatties were released!!! http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t165/catfishjohn73/june12007OhioRiverbyRussellbridge00.jpg Shad I believe.Caught on a wax worm also http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t165/catfishjohn73/june12007OhioRiverbyRussellbridg-1.jpg Another pic of it. http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t165/catfishjohn73/june12007OhioRiverbyRussellbridg-2.jpg small flattie http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t165/catfishjohn73/june12007OhioRiverbyRussellbridg-3.jpg Another small one. http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t165/catfishjohn73/june12007OhioRiverbyRussellbridg-4.jpg And the last. Thanks for looking and hope you enjoyed!!!