Hey brothers in catfishing, I have a question about Flathead bait. Ive heard all my life that big flats only like live bait. However the last 3 weekends, me and my buddies have been running trotlines on a small river here in arkansas with nothing but cut skipjack herring and we have caught several Flatheads over 10# with one going about 16#. We also had many limblines out with small perch on them but the biggest flatheads we caught on them was about 5#. I was wondering if anyone else has caught flats on skipjack, and also do yall think a real big flathead would ever bite skipjack? I still plan on using small perch when I go rod and reel fishing exclusively for big flats, but these trotline catches have got me thinking about trying skippies too.