As my fishing season winds down, just want to post a little bit about my year, success and failure. I have been lucky this year to catch a few nice fish, I have caught 8 over 20-lbs..And 2 over 40...All total I have only caught 16 flatheads. Now some may think thats a great year, but I beleve I should do better. I keep a journal, I have fished 23 times this year, not much because of my back surgery. Several times I have caught mulitple flatheads, so I have been skunked roughly 50 percent of the time I go fishing. The spot I mainly fish is a hrad one to figure out, I may catch several flathead a trip for say 2 or 3 trips in a row, then nothing for weeks, then they are back on agin for a few days. I guess the challenge of catching this great sport fish is what keeps me going back, flatheads aint easy. I believe mature flatheads may only feed once every several days if good forage is avalible, so if if nice flathead fills his stomach up on a thursday night, it may be almost impossible for the working man who only has weekends to fish to catch him. Flathead fishing requires so much paitence, you are fishing for the top predator in the river, whos numbers may be few. In my opinion flatheads are influenced by weather and moon phase much more than channel cats..If you only have 1 day a week to fish, and things are not in your favor you may have many fishless days and nights. But thats what keeps me going back, if they were easy I guess it would not be so much fun. Winter is fast approching, during this time I plan flathead trips, buy tackle and think alot about the previous years fishing..I think I get as much enjoyment out of this, as I do the actual fishing!