nice Flathead i caught a little one in Bridgeport it was at least 8 pounds man i need to catch bigger like my grandpa says that's y they call it fishing not catching.
I really believe many fishermen underestimate flathead catfish. Their predatory nature makes them greatly distributed in waterways, Anyone who has attempted catching several 40 + pound flathead per season will tell you they are not an easy quarry
I do not attribute them with superior brains but to survive to trophy size they must possess instincts to evade other predators. These habits carry into their adult life and make them pretty elusive.
Just about the time you think you have them figured out, they change their patterns and you go for weeks without a run.