I went fishing from 6:30 PM until 1:00 AM. I caught 8 blues from 5-18 LB's, and one channel cat about 6 LB's. Using shad, herring, and live bream for bait. Caught a flathead off a large herring head that was 43" and weighed close to 40 LB's. Soon after that I caught my best flathead of my life, and I would assume it ranks up there with the biggest flathead ever caught at Norman. Flathead hit a large live bream near rocky cover in 10 feet of water. Fish was 49 1/2" long with a large girth. I only brought my 50 LB scales and bottomed them out. I knew the fish would be close to a record (lake and state) and took the fish home in my homemade 45 gallon livewell. On my brothers scales at his farm (he uses to weigh feed) the flathead weighed out at 68 LB's. Not a state record (78 LB's) but close, and I do think it is as big a flathead as has been caught at LKN. Anyone that knows some top flathead weights from Norman weigh in. I will post pictures from my wife's camera later today or tomorrow. I was in my home town of Marion with the fish, he was alive when weighed, but I worried about a return trip to Norman. I gently placed him in my brothers pond and he swam slowly away. I do know that he will be well taken care of there, and is alive. I just felt he was so close to a record that I brought him back. A great lake Norman flathead.