After spending all summer scouting my area and trying to figure these things out...I finally landed my first flathead....around 8 lbs. Also lost another that I am guessing would have been in the 15-20 lb range. I had my drag set too loose and he spooled me and ran for the nearest dead fall. I was unable to work him out of that mess. Overall, not a bad night. Fished with Ben Grumbles and Toddzilla and my brother. Ben picked up his first flathead as well. Mine was a little bigger though. :wink: Gotta give thanks to the several members on this board for giving me hope and tips for a successful night. Especially Rollo! On a side note....These flatheads bite is very unlike the channels. They are very slow and methodical. I didn't expierence a hit and run, wheels spinning kind of hit. My bait was placed on the upriver side of a log jam. The fish came out and slowly started heading back for cover after taking the bait. I watched as the rod tip slowly started to bend and the clicks of the drag slow coming. Thanks again for all your help.