First of all thanks to everybody for the great information. I've been lurking on this forum for a couple of weeks now and it has been very educational. I'm new to flathead fishing and need some pointers. I am fishing in the Upper Cape Fear above Buckhorn Dam. I know to use live or fresh cut bream. My specific questions are: At night should I be looking for shallow spots, or will they still be hanging around the cover? and, how far upstream should I go? Is the confluence of the Haw and Deep rivers a good spot? Should I head farther up the Haw towards the dam? Thanks in advance for your help.