Hello Guys. First off, I'd let to say that this site is amazing. I'll be reading old threads for a couple days now. I just moved to a new location in Iowa, one with a little more potential in finding flatheads in the local rivers. There are a couple of dams on the Des Moines and Iowa rivers that I plan on going to. These areas usually consists of rock and fast water. So my first question would be what tactics should I use? I'll be fishing from the shore. I plan on using bluegills (hooked through the nose?) and cut bait. I've fished for channels for years. I've caught flatty's before, however, nothing of size. Right now my gear is med/heavy. I'm thinking I'm gonna splurge and get an Abu Garcia 5600CB and a 6-7" Ugly Stick to match it. I'm open for any suggestions! Thanks fellas.