My daughter Jocelyn and I went out last night (4/28/07). We had been told that the water temp was 51 degrees. That didn't seem to amke sense since the River had already been 57 earlier in the week, but... since Easter was colder than Christmas..... Anyhow we got to the lake by 5:30 or so and went for a little boat ride. We baited up 1 dead chub, 1 4 inch live chub, 1 12" live chub and one 5" warmouth. About 7:15 in broad daylight we had something finally move off across the lake with the big chub. I tightened up the line and made sure the hook was et, reeled a little, then handed off to Jocelyn. Folks, I am here to tell you, that was the biggest Flathead I have ever felt on the end of a rod. We fought it about halfway in and then somehow it was gone. Chub was dead and battered, Flathead was gone. We too got run out by the rain but fellas, the Flatties are back. Just for archival info, the water temp where I was fishing was 61 degrees, and they never touch the live gill. All of our bites were on live or dead creek chubs. And yes they are back where 2 years ago was a field.