first off....great site!!!! quick intro...married 3 kids love river fishing in general, especially at night when there's no boat traffic and it's quiet with the exception of a car or jumping fish. this spring i have decided to fish for flathead. i have been 5 times so far with no flatheads but 15 channels, so it's still been great. where i'm fishing there's a bunch of gobies so i've been using them whole and cut up. thanks to this site, where you guys usually suggest using bait fish from the area your fishing. well, the other night a guy gave me a gill and i hooked it thru the tail i was using a 3/0 worm hook (i havn't found any large circle hooks at the bait shop or at wally world.) well, when i reeled in for the night the gill was gone and i never seen a hit. is it possible that the hook i'm using isn't about to work or should i just hook it thru the lips? any suggestions on how to hook live bait fish? thru tail, behind dorsal, thru eyes, lips?