This is only my second year specifically targeting flatheads. The place where I do most of my fishing is a medium sized river where the lower 30 miles are channelized for navigation. The rest of the river, the upper 92 miles, is a freeflowing river with logjams, winding bends, etc. This is where I concentrate most of my fishing at. The question I wanted to ask some of the more experienced flat fisherman is- Is it worth fishing during the peak of the spawn or do you guys bide your time with bluecats or channels or what have you? The reason that I ask is because I'd like to fit some time fishing in for them after work, but the river is pretty high right now and I'll only have a couple hours to fish if I go. I'd hate to be spinning my wheels, especially after catching bait and hauling my boat. Now I know most of you are going to tell me that "all the catfish don't spawn at the same time" and that "anytime you can go is the best time to fish". But for the most part, I'd like to see what you guys think about it. It seems last year, around this time, my catch rate dropped off like a rock over a cliff, but picked up again once the water levels dropped a little by the end of July. Keep in mind that I was catching fish before the "spawn" last year, and I'm seeing the same pattern developing this year. By-the-way, I do the bulk of my fishing during the daytime. THANX A LOT GUYS and GOOD LUCK FISHING!