I just caught my first flathead last night. It was 33 1/2" long and 19 1/2 lbs. Caught it on a bluegill head in the Wabash river. Gear was a 6'6" med/hvy Ugly Stik with a Zebco 808 Magnum reel, 20# Berkly Big Game line. I'll try to post some pics latter this week. After catching channels for years it's nice to join "the flathead club":lol: This is probaly no big deal for most here but to me and in my area it's considerd a fish worth bragging about. It was the biggest freshwater fish of my life, minus a 34 1/2" 10 lbs. pike. I'm just a big kid I guess.:roll_eyes: - Thanks P.S. after some pictures it was relased to the Wabash river to fight another day.