I went out fishing on Mitchell Pits again tonight. I had three 10"-12" live sucker minnows and some frozen 7"-8" baits. The wind was good so I was able to get nearly full south to north drifts. After my first three drifts I'd caught a ~2lb and a ~6lb fish on my frozen baits. As the sun was setting I decided to anchor up next to some structure and make another serious attempt at a flathead. I set up my two rods with the big live suckers. After about 45 minutes at my first spot I hadn't had a single hit so I decided to try one more spot before I left for home. For some reason I put my rod with a non-clicker reel behind me when I set up at the second spot. After about 15 minutes my kayak suddenly started to tip. Umm... that was my non-clicker rod tipping my kayak over. I grabbed the rod and set the hook. This was a 12" bait, I knew it had to be a decent fish. I got it to the surface pretty quick before I think the fish knew it was hooked, I made a weak attempt to grab at it and it slammed water in my face. Now the fight was suddenly on. After another five minutes I hauled it in over the side of the kayak. I have a craptastic non-digital scale with a built-in measuring tape. The tape measure only comes out about 34" and the fish was slightly bigger than that. The scale showed about 17.5lbs. The conditions for weighing and measuring this fish were less than perfect though, I was on a kayak in the dark trying to measure/weigh this monster. I'm pretty confident it was between 17 and 18 pounds. I released it alive of course. It was a very nice fish. Thanks for listening. Dave.