I am not known as a flathead catfisherman, eventho I have caught my share of them fishing for Ark. Blues. But, yesterday after a storm blew over, I went to flathead heaven to see if I could catch a trophy. I was using live blue gills/bream from the three finger size to a couple of hand size ones. I drifted (trolling motor assisted) for them and had plenty of pick ups and squashed baits right behind the rib cage of my baits, but nary a one did I put in the boat. I, most likey, will revisit this spot later in the week and I hope I can come back and report that I caught a trophy flathead. The flathead has to be the smartest fish in the catfish family. The area I'm fishing in has a hump in the center, several drop offs, large rock bolders on the surface and beneath and three points. Shad and white perch have been in the area all summer and the spot is about as big as two football fields. Most likely I will have to anchor to get the big one, he does not seem to like my drifting technique, too much pressure when he picks the bait up. Live and learn.