Everyone that know me knows I dont target BIG fish. I like to fish for numbers of Channels.If i catch a fish over 10 lbs I fill that is a bouns.I do catch a few in the 10-20 lb range every yr and thats a Big fish to me. Well here's my story: After seeing JJ go out with all the luck he has had this yr and catch a BIG flat i thought hell i can do that if JJ can..hee!hee! (Sorry JJ) but it did light a fire in me to go out and try to catch me a flat. So Sun morning i head to Osage with a bucket full of perch & Gills. Baited up and threw out three poles (yes i have the third pole premit).One was with a catbobber set about 12' deep. It's 5am and the wait is on. I have a full jug of coffee and time on my hands.After about 15 min I'm thinking to myself this is some borning Sh%$ how do these guys do it. I'm filling like JJ by about 6am ready to go walking somewhere but i said to myself hang in here.Then at 630am it happened.The clicker goes off.Wow my heart beat goes up a little.I walk over to the pole and he's still pulling line at a slow but steady pace.After about 15-20 feet of line was pulled i took the rod out of the holder. He's still pulling line so i pilled a little line out fast and set the brake.He's still going the rod starts to load up (circle hook) and just when I was ready to pull back he let up.Rod bent a little then went slack.(&^%^) I said,now what. He pulled again a I released the brake.Set it back in the holder and in the next 30 min he would pull 3-5 feet of line a quit.This went on until 630am. Then nothing.I took the rod out of the holder felt nothing pulled back and reeled it in.The 6" gill was scaled but still somewhat alive. What do you guys think.Could it of been a flathead? And did I wait to long? Anyway it was fun and I'm heading back again this weekend.