I finally have my boat water ready and am planning on a flathead trip within the next week. I have been fishing a smaller creek from the bank that is roughly 200 wide and varies from 8 to 15 in most places. I understand that now I have to go out and find the flatheads when I fish for them in the river cause it is such a large area. I have read on here about what to look for but I would like as much advice as possible before I make the first trip. The river I will be fishing is the Monongahela River in SW Pennsylvania. The river is a fairly deep river and supports heavy barge traffic. I would estimate the river to be between 750 to 1000 feet wide in most areas but that is more of a guess. The pictures below will better describe it. Anyways, what should I look for to find potential hotspots? I have read a lot about log jams being great spots but I dont ever recall seeing that type of structure on the Mon River. Ive also heard about river bends being good starting points. I do have a depth finder, fish finder and a lowrance. They are older models but I believe they work well enough to show me depth changes and structure. I am just looking for any advice you guys can give me about what to look for that might save me countless hours throwing lead at empty waters with no flatheads. If anyone has google earth, the first picture has the cooridinates of where I will launch my boat from on the mon river. This may give you a better idea of what the river looks like and exactly where I will be focusing on. If you type those cooridinates into your google earth you can scan along the river. Thanks for any help you can give me!