Lake flatheads.... I'm clueless. Read this great post where some guys caught 15 of them last weekend - I went out and fished Buckeye Lake (heard it was a good flathead lake) & you will see attached the flats that I caught - oh wait, I didn't catch any flats. 1st night bank fished with the family - not a single bite. 2nd night my brother showed up with his boat & we fished what I thought should be good water - feeder creeks, shallow island flats off deeper water, weed bed points, points, etc. & caught NOTHING. Fishing was so bad we where heading back in about 2am when we saw alot of shad jumping around so as last ditch effort we stopped & threw out our lines (yup right in the middle of the lake, felt kind of dumb, no structure anywhere close). Ended up getting about a dozen channels in this spot - apparently following the shad school. No flats. I never landed a monster but have caught a number of nice ones out of the GMR, but don't know where to start when it comes to lakes. Will probably try Salt Fork this weekend. Does anyone have any pointers? - should we look for shad schools? - if fishing shad, use a whole one or cut bait? - should I try to fish rock, mud, or sand? - stay with the shallows or fish the deeper water? - fish right on the shoreline or no? - how long should I give a spot before I try a new one? - bottom or bobber? - are feeder creeks worthwhile if there isn't much current coming out of them? Any help would be appreciated. I'm a C&R guy, so I will not misuse any information. On a side note, these flatheads are really annoying. I will fish like crazy & not catch much, then about the point where I decide I will cut down on fishing and do something productive (take the wife out, fix the house, study, etc....) I end up catching a decent one & then find myself having to fish more. Never ending cycle, I'm trapped.