i watched an episode of "river monsters" on the discovery channel the other nite and the host was fishing for wels catfish on a river in spain. he was drifting a small swift river and casting what looked like a 5 to 6" sassy shad into small pockets of eddy water and was getting lots of strikes from these wels catfish. i don't see why this wouldn't work for the blues and flathead in our rivers. looked like some fast action type fishing that would be really fun. anyone ever tried this?