Today, my son and I went fishing out on the Ohio River here close to home, we left home about 1:00Pm and got launched and was ready to fish in a good spot I located a few weeks back, seems like during a few of the storms here its knocked in about 10-12 trees along the bank and there now out about 30 Yards from shore in 32-42 foot of water. As I came around the down stream side of them I started up stream right in line with them as I got to the trees I started to the left of them about 20 feet, but was showing the structure of the trees. Then all of a sudden several fish came on the fish finder and all of them were laying right on the bottom just like some big ole Flatheads use to do up around the Ohio River near East Liverpool Ohio. so we pulled up about twenty yards above them and dropped the anchor real easy. Once it locked in we were just about right over them or close to them. When I do find fish on the fish finder I shut it off right away , cause I can hear it pinging sitting in the seat fishing, If I can hear it I am sure the fish feel it. Anyway I baited up with Cut Shad on both poles. I dropped them both off the back of the boat till they hit bottom. then I just snugged them up some. as I was putting stuff off to the side it was not 5 Minutes and I looked up at my one pole that had the Abu 7000 on a Gator custom rod (lol) and the tip bent down real slow, and it kept going and then line started to pull out real slow and then it kept picking up speed, so I got the rod in my hand and it was going pretty good at this point so I clicked the reel down, and the fish hammered the pole when it got tight and he started towards the trees, and I hammered him, with a 10/0 Kahle hook and the fight was on then, he was pulling drag out of that reel with it all the way tightened down. I managed to keep him out of them as Ryan was reeling in my other pole to get it out of the way. The fish did several deep dives and hard ones too, after about 15 Minute fight I got him to the top of the water and we got him in the boat, I just sat there in amazement on how big these fish get. This flathead had to be the lightest color flathead I have ever caught. so after a couple of high fives with my son we got it weighed and it came right in at 48.11 Pounds, My personal best. which this makes my third time this year beating my personal best. after photos was taken I released him and he swam away nice and slow. there is nothing like getting a big fish and having your son there to share it with. I will post a few photos of the structure and the graph what it read and the fish. All as I can say keep with it , someday it will happen.