Thank you all for your greetings! As I said before, I fish primarily in the Tuscarawas County area. My initial goal this year was to land a big flathead like the ones some of you are pictured with in your photos. I had fished in one lake last year that was river fed near Dover and thought I had found a textbook habitat for these monsters. Six months later I have not caught one flathead all year despite landing a very ample amount of channel cats, including my PB of 14 pounds. So I have a few thoughts abut my location that I would like to hear some input on. As I said before, the pond that I am working is riverfed year-round. Seems to be fairly deep wth many coves and shallows. I have fished every conceivable area of this pond with many types of bait, live and cut. With all the channel cats that I have brought in, I am baffled as to how I could have went all year thus far without a single flattie. One thing I had noted was that this lake is laden with gar (a ton of them), bowfin, snappers, and many many leatherback turtles. With these predatory creatures flourishing is it possible that there is not a sufficient food supply for the big ones? Or is it possible that I am just overthinking this whole pond and there are no flats in it? Let me know what you think and I appreciate any ideas.