Tonight I caught my best Flathead to date. It was a real strange night. I was a little bummed out that a good friend I was hoping to fish with had to cancel on me and so I was fishing by myself. I got to the river at about 5:00pm or so after catching a dozen or so Bluegill. I was trying a different spot than where I usually fish (closer to the heavier current) but in a whirl behind some revetment. I was using a 3-way dropper rig with 10 lb. mono to the sinker because of lots of riprap snags. Needless to say throughout the night I got hung up several times and threw my weight clean off 3 times. In disgust after the last weight being thrown off at 9:15pm, I let a bait stay out with no weight :angry:. Soon after, I hooked a descent feeling fish on the "weightless" Bluegill. It was a 6 or 7 lb. Drum. I had fun catching the thing but it was sort of "insult to injury". while I was trying to get the hook out of his mouth I decided it was time to leave but got a phone call which delayed me from reeling in my only line left out, that distraction was the 3 minutes of magic I needed to hook the BIG ONE. So as soon as I got off the phone I headed over to grab my rod and low and behold it was starting to bend. I grabbed it and felt a good jerk so I crossed it's eyes with a wicked hook set, when I felt the weight all I could do was go :big_smile:. It felt really good to feel that weight pulling back then peeling out drag. He made several runs but I eventually wore him down where he was calm enough to net. I need to add that netting a good sized fish by yourself is kind of tricky. I managed to hold the net between my legs while I pulled him in close enough. The net held him but only could fit half of him in it but that was enough to get him on the bank. After that I walked with him up to the parking lott by the river. There was 5 police in the lott and they got a big kick out of the fish and they took some photos of him with my camera. I weigh him on my $5 Wal-Mart scales which read 28 lbs. but I'm going to check the scales accuracy because I think he was bigger. I then took him back down and released him. He took awhile to revive but after a few minutes he lazily tailed his way back out into the river. I thanked the Lord for making it all possible....then called everyone I could think of to tell them :smile2:.