I fish the scioto, the ohio, paint creek, lakes, ponds whatever and it does not matter i cant catch a reasonable flathead this year. I have caught like 40 channels and aroud 10-15 flatheads (cant rememebr exact because none were worth a darn). The largest flaty iv got this year is not even pushing 5 lbs. I have caught 4 channels over 5 lbs, 2 of them pushing 10, but no flat heads. And dont say use bigger bait, because iv learned this year that a 3lb flaty can fit a 6 in BGill far enough in his mouth to git the hook. I hear and see all of these nice fish being caught this year and im not having any luck. The last few year i did not get happy unless they were like maybe 15lb and up. This year im just asking for a 5 pounder. I dont think this will be the year i beat my record of 25. But someone help me beat this one!