I have a silly question... I fish alot down there for flatheads, Stripers and Walleye and have caught a couple 20 pound stripers in there and alot of 20 pound flatheads and a couple 30s but there have been 2 occasions that I have hooked something VERY big and both times the fish swam real slow just taking line and ended up breaking the abrasion weakend 40lb test power pro spectra which I will never use where there are rocks ever again DANGIT! The first one was hooked on a big ole fresh shad head and the other was on a live bluegill as big as my hand. Now back home in Illinois I have caught a couple big flatheads the biggest being 43lbs and it reminded me of that except the real slow swimming. These fish bit like a flathead just pecking at it like they do down there but what has me confused is are there flatheads in the 40lb range down there yet? I didnt think that they had been in the Maryland waters for very long. Unless it slipped through the gates when they were opened or something. I know there are BIG Stripers that come up there but it just swam so slow i wouldnt think it would be one of those. Oh.... For any of you that didnt know, Conowingo Dam is an amazing place for Flatheads and Channels its just one right after another if you know how to get them and I highly recomend this place to you all! Here are a couple pics of fish from there.