First, I want to thank everyone for their help. I caught two flatheads last night, and the help that I have received was of great assistance. I used a three-way break away rig (light line on the lead), snelled circle hooks, down sized the hook because I could not get larger goldfish, and stopped the clicker with my thumb before engaging the reel. All of which were suggestions from this site. Two runs tonight, and two positive hook-ups! Now the questions. Each of the fish that I caught tonight and the one that I lost last week hit the bait within minutes of it being in the water. I know that flatheads are very efficient predators, but is this common or did I just get lucky and hit them on the head? Do you move spots often because of this? That is, since they are such good predators, if they are in the area they will quickly find your bait. If you do not get bit quick, can you assume that they are not in your area, or at least not feeding?