The last 2 weeks of May is coming up and some great fishing lays just ahead of us. The big cat should be on the prowl looking for the best nesting places in the area where they live. This means that log jams ,the undercut bank, those big boulders with cracks big enough for Mr. Flathead to protect the young, will be visited by many big Flatheads in the next month or so. I figure the best chance at a trophy Flathead Is floating live bait ( native to the body of water) in the previously mentioned areas. Of coarse night fishing will give the most probability of the trophy you seek. The slip float rig will allow you to float bait by these areas that are in much deeper water than a fixed float system will. With the slip float it is possible to float bait by this type of structure to depths of 15-20' or more with no problem. So with this possibility it would be totally possible to drift a lake or river and catch some of the biggest fish.