Thanks to all you guys and your tips and pointers I slayed 'em in our local Labor Day Tournament. We have weekend tournaments on Fridays and Saturday nights with a major tournament on Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend, and Labor Day weekend. These are held in a couple of ponds in my area which are stocked with Channels, Blues, and Flatheads brought in from the rivers. The larger pond is approx 2 acres, mostly channels and blues up to 50 lbs. The smaller pond is approx. 1 1/2 acre with flatheads up to 60 lbs. The tournament pays off for the 3 big fish hourly, and the 3 biggest fish of the night. I caught 5 fish weighing, 7 lb., 12 1/2 lb., 18 lb., 19 1/2 lb., and big fish of the tournament (see my profile pic) which weighed 32 1/2 lbs. all Flatheads. The big fish won me $320.00 and I took home $475.00 total. All were caught on live Gills with a sliding float, about 3 ft. deep, 20 feet off the bank, between 10 pm. and 2 am. I can't thank you guys enough for all the great info I got from my brothers at the BOC. I couldn't have done it without you. I love a good Catfight.