Well I have been following the rumors of flatheads on lake lanier for some time and always have a pole set out just in case. We were fishing above lake lanier in the hooch arm on saturday night. I had spent that saturday morning walking for a couple hours along the bank of the river looking for some likely spots to find just such a fish and found 3 sure things if there was such a thing. The first spot wich was a good 30 minute walk from the car was a bust. Then we hit the second spot and managed two channels on cutbaits. The third spot was the best of them all and the most remotely located spot also. At around 4am I had a fish pick up my bream and slowely swim off using circle hooks I let it load the rod up and boy did it :crazy: I picked up the pole and the fight was on this fish was a slower more powerfull fish than a striper so I ruled a striper out very quickly.This fish had no problems stripping 50+yrds of line off the reel wich was spooled with 25lb test. I mangaed to turn him twice only for a second or two before he made his way back up river. At one point the fish turned toward me heading back into the direction of the snags in which I believe he came from so I was in panick mode reeling like a maniac and then just as he was straight ahead of me in the river he made a sharp turn got the angle he needed and the hook pulled. I am not 100% sure it was a flathead but I dont see any other fish coming from that lake with that kind of power seemingly on tap.