ok, sorry to revisit this subject and beat it down again, but i would like to hear thoughts on this. i have had friends with flatties in small indoor ponds and aquariums and what we observed is that they prefer to jam themselfs under anything durring the day. but... we have on occassion also noticed them durring the peak of day laying in rocky areas of the river rather exposed. just siting between large rocks. and this was not due to a lack of snags. it didnt seem strange to me but i am interested in what others would say to these observations. oh time was early sumer.fish size was around 10lbs and another was probably 20lbs. definitly flatties.