This is the biggest cat I have caught in Idaho. I know it's not a monster but we don't have very many flatheads here. They're very rare. Fish and game say's they never really took off here. Maybe because of water temps or maybe because of the high fluctuations here in the water level. Due to the hydro power. I caught her on 10lb test and chased her with the electric trolling motor for 15 minutes. I made sure she was good and healthy before I let here go. I took her right back to where I found her to. I don't know if she was bedding or not. Didn't want to take the chance. I hope there are more swimming around now.