September was a great time for me on the Illinois River at the Ottawa pool. I caught my PB flathead (14 pounds). a day or two before my partner and I went he caught a 35 pound flathead. :smile2: :smile2: The smaller channel was all black and spotted. I have never seen one like it. It's head wasn't large like when they are in spawn. Oh, yeah. We CPR... A couple of weeks later my 9 year old grandson went with us. He is in the next post.