Any lake around here has flatties, so just keep trying, April-june are prime time. Rocky areas or areas with a lot of timber or logs with a creek channel or a lot of bank contour nearby are best. As far as bait goes, flatheads are fairly picky, and want it lively and fresh, bait that comes from the lake or a creek that flows in to the lake will also increase your chances because they tend to like stuff that comes from the water body you’re fishing. Location is important with flatheads, but bait is probably more important, like I said, lively, fresh, hearty baits. Bullheads, suckers, carp, sunfish of all varieties, drum, buffalo, giant shiners are all good options, don’t be afraid to throw a big bait, I’ve seen 20” flatties caught on 7” long bluegill.
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