Ok, I've been fishing Hoover since 1993. I've caught an untold number of channel cats while fishing for them or not. I was fishing for bass on Saturday, and as usual, caught some pretty nice size channels in addition to the bass I managed to connect with. And then there was this 2 pound hellion of a flathead. Shocked the crap out of me. I knew what it was, but was staring at it in disbelief for nearly five minutes doubting what I was looking at. Have flatheads always been there and I've just been living under a rock? If so, do they get as big as the river flatheads? Are they worth targetting?