My son and I have never fished for flatheads exclusively and wanted to give it a shot this year. We have fished for channels in the past and have actually caught a few flatheads in those spots. I really want to try and have my son catch a nice flathead this year. We fish the Mississippi River on Pool 13. We tend to fish the lower pool where there are alot of stump fields and old channels. The stump fields are probably in about 5' of water or so. Do these fish hold in these stump fields or do they tend to hang out in the deeper channels? I see the commercial fisherman putting nets along the edges of the stump fields so I am assuming thats where the fish are. Would they hold on the edges of these fields or do you think they would be throughout the stump fields as well? I was thinking if they are in those stump fields a rig almost like a drop shot rig may allow us to cover a bunch of water. But are you better off setting up and leaving the baits stationary than constantly moving the baits as in drop shotting? I appreciate everyone's help. I really just don't know where to start it is such a big river. Thanks!