Saturday some friends and I went to Deer Creek to just get away and hopefully catch some channels. We were there about an hour just shootin the breeze and all of a sudden my rod doubled over as I use circle hooks. I picked up the rod and after a few seconds thought this has to be one of the biggest channels I've ever caught.when I got it up to the bank we realized it was a flattie. By no means the biggest flat at 8lbs 3oz but it was my first one ever and I couldn't be more excited. I'm pumped and can't wait to get out again this weekend!