Well I went out this weekend to try a new method for flatheads. In Maryland where I go, Conowingo Dam, a hydroelectric power station that opens the gates at 0730 till usually around 2300 depending on power needs and the amount of water above the dam. I use a 12" surf rod with 20# test line on it, a 2 oz trolling sinker and jigs to snag fish in the mouth 100-200 yards out basically. I catch tons of flatheads up to 37# so far, walleye, big stripers 20# range and lots of perch and shad. There is just something about still fishing that I have been missing though and I thought I would give cut shad a try for flatheads after slikk03, my cousin told me that he has heard that spring time flatheads seem to like cut baits. I am here to say that I think that rumor may be just that because I caught nothing but channel after channel and stripers inbetween. Im not saying that flatheads wont bite it and maybe they didnt have a chance to get to it before the channels but I am not thinking I am going to do that again for flatheads. Dont get me wrong I caught SOOOO many channels and stripers which was fun but I was there for the big ones. If anyone is from Maryland or Pennsylevania I do suggest going to Conowingo for channels because no lie i was there from 1600 friday till 1400 Saturday with the dam closed hours moving downstreem to a crick that flows into the Susquehanna, I caught atleast 50 good channels ranging from the 2# to the 15# range and SEVERAL big stripers on cut gizzard shad. Most of the stripers were in the crick. Also before I go let me tell ya'll about Maryland DNR, they consider flathead catfish to be an invasive species and advise fishers to not return them into the water. I have seen striper fisherman cut the gills of flatheads and return them to die, that pisses me off and I keep every flathead I catch to eat it, I only return channels because they are not in danger of the retards. Happy fishing all and if anyone needs tips on Conowingo dam catfishing I am here to help. Please forgive speeling errors, hopefully it is better than my cousins LOL!!!