A friend of mine just came back from fishing the Brazos River near Marlin, Tx. That river is low from a long drought and not very big. The deepest water is about 5 feet. Saturday night, he baited one of his light weight rigs with a river minnow he seined up. The minnow was about 3/4" long and not more than 1/8" wide. The result was a 30 minute fight on a cheap rod and inexpensive spinning reel and a 31+ lb flathead. I've fished that section of river with him before and we've caught 9-11 lb blues on those small minnows, usually threaded on the hook like a worm and mashed. But was surprised that a really big Flathead would hit a tiny minnow. Is that something that is all usual? I fish mainly for channels and blues. BTW, there's a picture of the flathead in the Texas Talk forum.