Hey all, this is my first post on the forum. I am about to go on my first flathead trip on a tiny river that experiences dramatic water level fluctuation. I know there are flatheads there, because I called the fish and game department and have seen others fishing for flatheads. There are two places I am thinking of fishing. The first place is a large bend in the river, yet is heavily fished. The other place is farther up, with more brush, yet slightly shallower water, and receives little to no pressure due to a long hike. The whole river is extremely muddy. Which place would you suggest fishing? Also, I am aiming for twenty pounds, because the fish don't get incredibly large on this river, and there are decent channel cats on the river. Should I use cut bait, or or live bait? Last question, which might sound a bit stupid: when should I set the hook, instantly, or let it run?:smile2: I would greatly appreciate the help! Thanks!