Here's a pic of a 38lb flat head I caught Friday on a rod and reel. I caught him on a 3" perch in about 25' of water in a log jam. I best before this was a 18lb one I caught about 5 years ago. I catch lot's this size on lines but was very proud to land a fish this size on a pole and line. It took about 10 minutes to land him, I had to chase him down river in the swift current with the trolling motor. I boated him a 5:30 in the afternoon.