Hello, I have been a member here for almost a year now and have been fishing my entire life but I am from Texas and have been transplanted here by the military. I am pretty good at fishing in Texas but need some advise about Kansas. Last year I focused mainly on channels but want to lay into some yellow cats or flatheads as you guys call them. I fish alot with limb lines and trot lines. Some bank fishing but usually I reserve that for channels. My question is what time of the year is best to start? I would be setting out lines right now in Texas but they guys around here tell me to wait till May and June. Also what seems to be a good bait for these rivers and creeks? I use perch and bluegill most of the time back home. That and worms. Also use helgimites (alder flie larvai) but have not found any around here. Any advise would be appreciate. Thank.