I think the State record flattie was caught way back in 1976 from clendening lake...That is 31 years ago..We have alot more people fishing for flatheads now, and alot of info out there on how to target these fish. It seems kinda odd that no one has topped it? Have you ever had a fish on and lost him that felt much bigger than anything you have ever caught? I have, just last year when I had a knot slip on me. Felt way bigger than the 40-lber I had caught a week earlier and I was having doubts if I was gonna turn him before my knot slipped.