Many of you may have seen an In-Fisherman catfish video titled "Flathead Catfish: Day on the River"....with Doug Stange and Steve Hoffman. Excellent video and really goes into detail on locating the best places on small rivers to set-up on flatheads...... One of the main points that Doug Stange emphasizes is NOT letting a big flathead run with a bait......says that because a flathead has such a huge mouth, 9 times out of 10 a big flathead will simpy inhale about any size of baitfish on the initial strike.....he really gives a stern warning that when fishing for flatheads in heavy log/timber cover, if you let a flathead run even 2 or 3 feet after the strike, he will usually wrap the line in limbs/logs and end-up breaking off..... Makes sense to me.....but yet I read on the BOC that many guys let flatheads run quite a bit before setting the hook? Maybe these guys are fishing deep holes with no cover? Or dam tailwaters with no wood cover? After seeing the heavy timber cover that Doug and Steve were fishing next to, it's easy to see that letting a big flattie run even just a little bit would result in tangling them in underwater cover right away! What say you guys?