I normally fish for flatheads with live chubs, bullheads, bluegills, sunfish, goldfish and so on and so on. Basically what is available to me in my area. I have seen where numerous people have posted that they like to bleed their live baits. My questions about this are: Does it make a significant difference in getting hits? Where and how do you cut or bleed the bait not to slow down its movement or kill it. What type of bait to you prefer to bleed the most. Just curious because I have never tried it for myself.