For everybody in doubt of July flathead fishing I have a pick me up. 3 years ago on the sunday after the fourth I caught my first big flathead, a 40 pounder. The very next year, also on the sunday after the fourth, my dad caught his first big flathead, a 44 pounder. We live in Illinois so things might be a little different up here, but July is our month for targeting the big boys. On the negative side we went out on the first of this month and spent the entire night on the river. All three of us went home skunked!! Couldn't even catch a channel. When we went to leave at 4:30 in the morning the battery died and we had to paddle a 21 foot pontoon boat back to the boat launch. As miserable a night as that was, I couldn't see myself doing any other thing. And bet your @$$ we'll be back out there on the Sunday after the fourth.