Even by Flathead standards, this girl is OBESE! Well I braved the SICKENING conditions last night in search of S-eye. At first I thought "nothing is worth being out in this" (My shirt was soaked w/sweat within 15min). However 20 min later there was a smile on my face, and a beast on the end of my line! I was throwing one of my "orange sparkle" hand-pours with a 1/16th head: She BLASTED it! My drag went singing as the beast immediately bolted towards deeper water (the whole time the "left side" is thinking "it's a carp, you snagged a monster carp..while the right side is arguing "it hit it!...the bleeping thing smashed it!) After what had to be at least 10min I got her in, snapped a few pics, and set her free (after a good bit of submerged TLC I might add) All in all it was a riot on 8lb test, thank GOD I switched over to my 6'6 MH tonight; I needed all the backbone I could get! All in all you Flathead guys should really start throwing artificials! This marks is the 3rd Flatty I've got on artificials: 2 on jigs, one on a crank. There is nothing, I repeat NOTHING, like a beast flathead hammering a jig while it's on the drop! (I've actually had suspected flatheads strip drag on the strike alone...unbelievable) Next stop lower Scioto with my Heavy action outfit and some HUGE jigs..I want to know what a 40lb hit feels like BTW anyone care to guess the weight? Im thinking 25-30lbs maybe?