I went to the lower Santee last Saturday to do some flatheading. Problem is that by almost sunset, I only had one small bluegill in my livewell. I just could not catch bait! I don't know if it's the heat or the strong currents (it was a real strong tide that day), but the sunfish were not biting. There were a bunch of mullet jumping around on one of the sandbars, though, so I cast net a few to at least give the cats a try. I put a few mullet in the cooler and a few in the livewell. I have never caught a flathead on a live mullet, but what the heck? Why not? At dusk I set up on some pretty deep cover with a couple of live mullet out (about 8 to 10 inch baits) plus cut bait on one rod. Before long the cut bait rod began to dip rythmically, like a flathead bite, but somehow I did not hook up, so I put the rod right back in the holder. A few minutes later the rod doubled over. That turned out to be a decent blue - about 19 pounds - released after a quick photo. I got no more bites there or in a couple of other spots. When it looked like a nasty storm was coming in (stars went out and the wind started to howl), I packed up and headed in. OH well. Maybe next time. Water temp was 89 degrees plus.