B.O.C. member shine (Karl Emerson) was telling me yesterday about some fellows that went back in the flats of a shallow creek the night before and caught themselves a couple of trophy Flatheads. For the next four hours that was all he could talk about and I could tell he had buck fever for a flattie, for sure. Well, he got up around 3 AM and headed for some flats that we had discussed and got set up for the big one. The first fish wrapped his line around a stump and he broke it off. The next one made a good run and spit the bait out. Then the big one hit, crossing several lines and creating problems for Karl. But he persevered and got it to the boat and netted it. It came out of less than five feet of water. The magic bait was a live three finger size blue gill. It took Karl awhile to revive this catfish, but he accomplished the feat and off it swam. Oh yes, the fish weighed 46.3 pounds less the weigh of the industrial type grip that Karl used to hold the fish.