I started a thread a few weeks ago asking for advice on a possible flathead spot that I had found. Well I fished it and was confused about what happened. After reading a post on lakes and rivers with guys talking about channels hitting big baits I feel like less of an idiot sharing this story. I am new to flathead fishing and I recently had a run on a 6 inch live shad. I set the hook and thought that I had missed the fish. I set my rod down turned my clicker back on and it took off again. This time I let it run longer, set the hook and thought I had missed it again so I reeled it in only to find that I had hooked a channel cat that I thought was too small to get the shad in it's mouth. I had no idea they would hit baits that big. I was afraid to tell anyone because I thought nobody would belive me. Glad to see I am not crazy after all. Sounds like this is a normal thing after all.