I figured I would give the flatheads another try, and see if I could get a December fish or two, now that I know they will eat cut mullet in the cooler water. I cast net some mullet in Charleston Harbor Friday afternoon and put them on ice, and headed to the River Saturday afternoon. The mullet is a trip saver when the sunfish are hard to come by in the cool water, but it just doesn't seem right to start flathead fishing without fishing for sunnies first! I set up at the first spot around 3PM. Water temp was 49. Anyway, long story short, I fished until about 10:30 and ended up getting 3 blue catfish around 5 to 8 pounds and one cute little flathead, just shy of 7 pounds. Most of the action came around dusk. I had a couple of very timid tentative bites in a row that I missed. I knew the flatheads would be biting real light, and I waited and waited until I was sure they had the bait, and still missed them. The third time I saw the rod tip do the tiny little dip and wave I decided to just wait and see. After a bit it quit so I set back and waited. When I decided it was time to move to another spot and brought in the lines, that rod had the lil flathead on - he had swam slightly up the line, putting in some slack, and swallowed the bait. I clipped the line close and left the hook in his gut. (Good luck little bro!) I guess that during that brief period around dusk, a few were feeding, but far from aggressive. It was overcast, so no stargazing. I had to settle for seeing the moon peek through gaps in the clouds a few times. A few barn owls and few barred owls called, but mostly it was a quiet evening. At one point, though, I dozed off and was wakened by a bobcat (I guess?) hollering in the woods just behind me. I guess that will be it until spring, unless we get hit by a freak warm spell and I just have to give it one more try!