Ive always been a avid flathead fisher and lately have caught a couple good blue cats. The one thing that has eluded me is a big channel cat. The reason why ?............ Its because I havent been targeting them. Occasionally I will catch a few 7 and 8 pound channels accidently when targeting flatheads but can not say that I have actually set out for a trophy channel catfishing outing. Im going to set a goal for next year to target a few big channels or at least break that 10 pound barrier. Just wonder if some of you out there have been passing up the channels for the larger blues and flatheads.