I have caught blue catfish, channel cats and know would like to catch my first ever flathead. I have been told by many fisherman they are the hardest catfish to catch. I know this has probly been asked a hundred of times before but what is the best spring and summer baits for flatheads? The lake im going to be trying next year has a lot of shad and perch in it. I have also heard that shad are hard to keep a live so maybe perch is the answer. Thanks for any help.