In the last couple years, since I have started fishing larger rivers more than the feeder streams, my fishing always seems slow after the spawn. I am usually able to catch some nice flats through the middle of July then I have a slow period before fall. I think the fish here are done spawning and should be starting to feed more actively again. In the smaller creeks I fished I seemed to do well this time of year by fishing the holes with the most cover, moderate depth, and enough current to keep the water from becoming stagnant, often below a riffle. I am trying the same thing on the river I fish which is mostly shallow but has a 2-12 foot channel in most places with some larger holes and logjams. I don't seem to be hooking up on much other than gar and turtles. I am fishing behind current breaks below the riffle areas that should make good ambush sites for a flathead. With the success I've had in the past and what some of the other posts are currently showing I am wondering if many fish aren't still in the tributaries and not yet back into the main river holes. The water levels are low enough, and flow stagnant enough that I thought most fish would be wanting to return to bigger water if they were able. Looks like I may be wrong again. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on where to target the mature flathead now. Thanks!