Once the radar cleared I decided to hit the river to try for some channels and blues. I launched at Tanners Creek, loaded up with shad, and headed out on the river. I wasn't planning on any flatheads so I left the bait tank in the garage. I did keep a few shad alive in a tub without aeration just in case. The surface temp on the river measured a cool 54 1/2 degrees and I anchored in 34 1/2 feet of water where I normally mark boatloads of fish during the fall. I dropped a live shad beneath the boat, I also put a live shad, a big shad head, and 3/4 of a shad out the back. About 10 minutes later the rod with the big piece of shad bounced twice and went down. After a brief fight I boated a 25 lb flathead. Ten minutes later the same rod went down again and produced an 18 lb flathead. A few minutes later the rod hanging over the side with live bait went down but I lost the fish about half way to the boat. By now I was getting pretty pumped so I called Jigger to tell him what he was missing. While I was on the phone the rod with the shad head bent over and line started peeling off. This fish kept pulling drag and didn't want to come to the boat and I thought I had a big blue. When I finally got the fish in it was only a 28 lb flathead. (ONLY ?) These 3 fish and the one miss came in a timespan of about 35 minutes. In the next hour I got 3 more flatheads weighing 11, 12.5, and 13 lbs. The bite then shut off as quick as it had started. The 13 lb fish was caught on a live shad and the rest were all caught on fresh cut shad. I moved down river for an hour or so with no bites then I moved closer to the mouth of the creek after dark hoping for a channel cat or two. I didn't get any channels but I did get a striper and a hybrid striper, both around 3 or 4 lbs. A growling stomach drove me off the water about 8:00 p.m. and since the fish had quit biting I answered the call of the golden arches. My digital camera bit the dust this past spring so the only pictures I have are on a disposable camera. I'll try to get them developed in a day or two and hopefully get them scanned and posted ASAP.