Heres a question for you guys. It seems to me that the bluecat population in the Ohio River has dramatically increased in the last 30 years while the flatheads have declined. I don't fish often in the summer and I mostly just fish in my marina, but even when I do fish the main river I would guess out of all the cats I've caught the last 4 years the percentages would be 60% channel, 39% blues and 1% Flatheads. I did read the flathead thread too and am fishing live bait and mostly after dark, but I do realize I'm not putting myself in the best Flathead situation. Those numbers are in comparison to my Ohio river fishing back in the late 70's and 80's when I was mostly bank fishing. I would say the numbers back then were more like 80% channels, 20% Flatheads and yes....zero Blues. I don't remember one bluecat in all the nights I spent fishing. Until 4 years ago I had not fished the river much at all because I switched to Striper fishing in Tennessee for a few years, so I'm not sure what happened in between. So the question is...where did all the bluecats came from??