Okay maybe an indepth question. Ive located a spot i have yet to try and was curious on some opinions. There is a cove off a bay that has little if any access without a boat. The channel runs right along side of this cove and its a big shallow flat...maybe 4ft and less of water. At the end of the flat it drops abruptly to 9ft of water. Directly in the 9ft of water there is a huge brush pile that is very clearly marked on the depth finder. My question is if i fish from the bank how close do i need to get my baits to this submerged timber. There was a bit of a disagreement between me and a few buddies on this question. I feel the flats will hang out in this cover and move up onto the shallowflat but only so far. I dont see a flat moving 200yds up onto this extremely shallow flat if he doesnt have to. From what ive discribed this timber pile is WAY out of casting distance and possibly right on the borderline of where you would place a bait with a boat even. My thoughts are as close to this timber as i can get would be better but the disagreement is that this whole shallow flat will hold just as many big flats as the submerged timber once they come out to start feeding...I know that flathead fishing isnt a science but I also know it has some technicallities that should be followed...what do you guys think?Am i way off...r they gonna feed all over this flat just like at the borders? Or am i right...do i need to get right up on the timber for this to even be a decent spot? THANKS GUYS....getting late in the year and we were hoping to find a more secluded spot since all our good spots are being hit hard with new fisherman.