Went out Wed.around 8A.M..Had a hard time with bait.3 shad,4 asian minnows and 2 drum in 1 hr. Finally caught an asian in my landing net as he hit the water.A 30lb. asian makes a lot of cut bait.Caught several small channels.Motored to the Miss. After about 20 minutes fihing a 35foot hole,I got a Blue 27".After getting him in,Iturn around and my dads pole is bent near double.I ask if he's snagged.He says no,it's a fish he can't turn or budge.Since he uses light tackle,20lb. test,I decide to chase the fish.I finally get on top of it and we begin easing it up.Since his reel won't pull it up,I start pulling up line by hand,gently so it don't break the line.I get it to the top,and see the biggest Flathead of my life.Iget my net under it as the line finally breaks,and it didn't fit in the net.My net has a 36" hoop.Any idea how much a Flattie that big weighs?We don't.Anyway,we had fun,and they were biting.