Fished MIL of Sept 3 and didn't do well. Caught about 4-5 fish using white perch and drifting. Largest was 8 and 13#. Sept 10 went out again and was planning to target the flatheads. After drift fishing for an hour, I had 3-4 cats, largest was about 12 pounds. At dark the wind seemed to get alittle stronger and I decided to got back to plan A. Anchored up in aboutt 6-8' water and fished for about a hour and 45 minutes. Caught ~4# channel, 9# blue, and a three foot gar. Just about 9:50 pm I had one of my clickers move every once in a while. I could feel something playing with it from time to time. Then all of a sudden, my other rod went screaming. I hooked my second gar about 4 foot long. Everytime I got it back to the boat it would take about 5 yards of line back out with him. It did this about 3-4 times. Then I heard the other rod start to click slowly again. With a rod in each hand I set the other rod. Right away I said screw this gar. I tightened the drag and placed him on the rod holder. About 5 mins later the gar had gotten off. I was still in battle with what I learned 8 mins later was a flathead. He did get wrapped around something for a short time, but not completely around it. I think I lost my scale because I couldn't find it. The flathead was 43 inches long and had a girth of 28-29 inches round. This past year I have landed a 21, 24, 25# flatheads. I never measured them. This is the first one I have ever measured and is for sure the largest one I've caught. I'm guessing 28-30 pounds or more. The one thing I know for sure is that I now need to catch one that is 30 plus pounds to break my PB. What are you thoughts on the weight? I attached two photos of the flathead for you to see. I also released it for another day to battle. While anchored up I was using cut perch. Only one 6-7" live perch was used and it caught the channel.