I fish as often as possible. At least once a week. Sometimes more. But at the end of the month, me and a friend do it up and fish seriously. We've had alot of luck this summer on the Missouri river and Mark Twain lake in north eastern Missouri. The problem is we try to target flatheads and have caught a few, but not as many or as big as we would like. Last month when we went we used nothing but live perch way up in the north fork. Lots of logs and rocks and such for cover, but not one flattie would bite. Caught a whole truck load of huge blues, so I wasn't dissapointed, but I couldn't believe the blues were eating those perch, and no flats. Just wondering what's going on with the flats this time of year. They should be fattening up for winter shouldn't they. Any advise would be a big help. Is anyone familliar with that lake?