This Spring's slowluck for me hopefully is starting to turn around for me (knock on wood) Here on Smith Mountain Lake. Finally starting to find a few larger flatheads. Though the flatheads havent been monster'us but action has been good. Focusing in shallow water 2-12ft, with live gizzard shad mostly. The Channel Cats have been numerous and big in size too. I havent targeted them, but while chasing Flatheads and stripers at night, they've been hitting. And alot of them are ranging 10-13lbs. They've been readly hitting live baits, even big gizzard shad and cutbaits. The channels i've found are running in 2ft on the bank to 20ft deep on main lake points. and Hard fighting to, expecially on light tackle, I've been casting out a light action rod or two, just to tangle with a big channel while fishing for other fish.