In 2005 (my first year flathead season) my goals was to catch a big flathead. Big for me was 30".I ended with a 38" 22lb. flathead as my biggest. Last year my goal was 30lb. or 40" Flathead. My first fish of the season I hit my goal (avitar). It was April, it was 43" long and weighed 30 pounds. In June I got my goal again with a 40.5" Flathead that didnt get weighed but weighed 30plus. In July got a flathead up to the bank that was 40. lb plus and hook came out of its mouth while tring to reach it. Then in Sepember I caught a 42" 32lb.Flathead. For this year I want to catch (and land) a 40. lb. flathead. Alot of people read this and says i can catch a 40lber in my sleep. But I fish a real small river that you can only bankfish with deep holes being 4 and 5 feet deep.