I love fishing for Flathead. Besides being one of the best fish to eat, they are fun to catch. I used to spend countless hours catching bait to set limb lines. Now I just pole fish. I have a cabin along the Ninnescah River in Kansas. The fishing is good and the river is lousy with cats. If I use live bait it's black perch but more often than not, worms or chicken entrails suffice. It's a very slow paced form of fishing. Casting out with enough weight to keep the bait fixed in the river about a foot off of the bottom. If nothing hits, lift the weight off the bottom and let it drift to the bottom again ever once in a while. Lots of time to smoke my pipe and drink my beer between fish but so what. I enjoy the leisure of it all. Any other cat fisherman out there?