I used to (well still still do) love to catch Mudcats or Yellow Bellies (depending on where your from) on ultra light tackle. To me it seems liek these thigns don't get much attention unless it's for bait. I will amdit that if I had some I'd use them for Flathead bait too, but I dont hear people talking about them. Are they overpopulated in the south? We have our share here in Ohio., but they are not as popular as panfish & things like that.