OK, now that i figured out where to post I can share my story. Last Thursday I was at Bartlett expecting channels, to my surprise I landed a flathead that was 29.5 inches and weighed 11 pounds. This was my first so I was really excited and I was even more surprised that I caught it using nightcrawers. I had set my pole as I normally would assuming I was targeting channels. Now I will consider different measures since my pole launched from the bank and I had to retreive it a few yards into the lake. That was the only taker I had that night but it was well worth it.