decided to fish the tusc river last night for the first time for flatties with my wife renee. fished from around 6 to 8:45, i had one good run on a 6 inch creek chub and caught a FAT 13 inch smallie, LOL. NICE FISH but wasnt what i was looking for. had another good run around 7:30 and caught my first flattie of the year, it weighed 9 lbs and was 28 inches long. NICE START to the 2006 FLATTIE SEASON !!! i know it wasn't huge by some people's standards but a NICE FISH for me. we had a few other picky bites but nothing to get excited about, i was kinda shocked cause i caught this fish in a new area of the tusc and the water was pretty shallow. I know i'll be getting back out tonight !!!