Well as you can guess from the title, we didn't do real well. The two guys from work that I fish with most of the time decided that we needed to learn how to catch flatheads in the lake ( Wright Patman ) on trotlines. Being the the kind of guy I am ( read "stupid" ), I agreed to go. Read all we could on the internet and talked to other people who had been successful to decide where to set our lines and what technique to use in setting them. The day comes to set our lines and we're expecting the TPW is going to have to restock the lake when we get done! Problem #1-We go to catch bait which is normally easy here. 3hrs later we have enough to put out about 1/2 as many hooks as we wanted to. No problem, no sense in getting greedy. After all We'll probably catch more than we can eat the hole year anyway RIGHT! So off we go with bait in the tank and enough tackle to stock Basspro shops. We get to the first spot, a long rocky point thats 8' deep on top with a sharp drop to 24'. We set the line right along the edge of the drop and float it about two feet off the bottom. Problem #2- We start making predictions on how many fish we will catch thus setting ourselves up for disappointment! Rest of the day goes like this. Setting lines on the edge of the river channel next to ( read "hung up in") a stump flat. Setting a line along side a boat run, because we all know that big flatheads use these to travel RIGHT!? Still don't know how we figgered that out! Setting a line next to a bluff bank on the edge of a scourhole from the water intake to catch all those spawning big mommas that are nesting up there. Baby's crying gotta go.