Well, for the past year and a half I have been trying to catch a flathead (of any size) and have this far failed in catching one. I am on the verge of just forgetting about them and going after channel cats or (gasp) bass LOL. I use live bait on a slip sinker rig just like everyone else that I know of around here doing and I have still failed to catch one, and I know they are where I fish. Maybe I am messing something up, I dont know. I just felt like sharing my predicament with my BOC brethren.