I went out last night to Rocky Ford searching for the big one. I have never fished for flathead before but I thought it was time for a new personal best; so I went for it. I was using bluegill about five inches long on a number six khale hook. About ten minutes after I got the poles in the water I had a bit. I have heard that they will chomp on the bait while running with it trying to kill it before they committ to eating it. So I had one running on me pretty good for about ten seconds or so and then he stopped running with it. I thought that maybe he was done killing it and he was getting ready to stick the hole thing in his mouth. So after he stopped runing I waited about three or four seconds and I went to set the hook. Nothing was on the other end though. Should I have set the hook while he was running? Can anyone tell me what I did wrong and how to fix it? Thanks for any help, CJ.