Well last night I hit the Colorado river and got my first flathead of the year. Yesterday there was a slight over cast. My buddy took off work early to look for some gills for bait. He ended up with 14 gills and we got the pontoon on the river at about 6:45pm. We'd discussed some spots that we wanted to hit earlier in the week. the first spot yeilded nothing. After sitting there for approx 45 min, we moved to spot number two. This spot was a nice pocket on the main channel of the river, about 40 yds wide going up into some vegetation with a pretty good current just outside. We anchored just inside the current and set our lines on both sides of the boat. After about twenty minutes, I moved my live gill for the second time and BAM! I got a nice run and pulled it in rather easily. It wasnt the biggest by any stretch but it was nice to finally see one this year:wink:. NOW HERE IS SOME IMPORTANT INFO! Between myself, my buddy, my son and daughter and another couple, we had approx 9 lines in the water. I made it a point to try some of the tips that CatMatt and Flathunter have listed in their threads. 1. We approached each spot very quietly. We cut the engine and coasted in to the spots and carefully set our anchors. 2. No lights directly on the water. 3. Something I did different from everyone else on the boat was i picked my bait up every 10-20 minutes and moved it about a foot. When I got the hit and run, it was actually when I moved my bait. I pick it up and as I was moving it, the flattie hit and the little battle was on:smile2:. This was the only fish of the night because shortly after, the wind picked up out of nowhere and moved us around like we had no anchors at all!! It got so windy that we had to get off the river. So thanks to the BOC for more education on catching some catfish:wink:!