Had a good night on the lake last night... caught a mess of crappie, couple of nice size channels, a couple of bullheads (if only I knew then what I found out this morning on the site about using them for flathead bait!).... oh yeah, also got this flathead!:roll_eyes: I know it's not a monster by any means, but for me, and where I've been fishin', it's not too bad I spoze... it measures out to 24" - I don't have a set of scales (which I'm going to be adding to my "Need to get" list), so I'm guessing it at about 5 - 7#... I'm sure you all probably have more accurate guesses... Now for the one that got away!! Holy cow!!! I tied into a nice channel!! The guy that was fishin' with me tried to get him into the net, but he wouldn't fit (it's a small net, but still...)... got his head into the bottom of the net, but about two thirds of him was still in the water... he reached down to try and grab him by the gills, but when he did the cat thrashed and the hook was thrown... we estimated this thing was probably 34 - 36" long... Anyway, I learned a lot on this trip... was a very nice evening!