Last summer and fall we had a drought here in Ohio, and it was hot. I dont have any facts but it seems this summer so far has been cool and wet. Fishing smaller and medium sized rivers I have much better luck in years we have droughts. Fishing low water conditions for me is easier, because I feel it puts more fish in small spots, with a deep hole right below a riffle being the best. Last year with drought conditions I had probably my best year flathead fishing in regards to size of fish, I did not get to fish much due to back surgery, but once I got to get out the fishing was pretty good...Below is last years results compared to this years so far. Last year I caught 26 flatheads, with 9 fish being over 20-lbs, 3 flatheads were over 40-lbs and 1 was over 50-lbs, I only caught one flathead under 10-lbs. Last year also saw my 2 fishing buddys Mellon and Roger catch there personal best flatheads of over 40 lbs each. Last year I only caught 6 flatheads before the spawn, and then had back surgery at the tail end of the prespawn fishing. Last year from late august till early October was killer with me, and my 2 buddys putting personal best flatheads on the bank. this year has been a dud, I did catch a 50-lb flathead in late may, but my river has constantly been on a up and down pattern every since..I am ashamed to admit I have only caught 4 flatheads this year:sad2: With the extended weather forcast calling for rain 8 of the next 10 days, I see little chance of a drought...But I still have hope of a good late summer and fall season..But probably not as good as last year. I always look forward to fishing after labor day weekend, kids are back in school, and less people on the water. This year I have seen a tremendous increase in the numbers of people out fishing...I hope the water get less crowded soon. And I hope everyone has a good fall season. And remember if ya dont need the meat, try and realese the big flatheads this fall, they will be next years breeders and will put a lot off eggs in the water, which will result in more flatheads for our future years.