AWESOME Tomahawk!!!! Did you release them??? By the pics I have a feeling you didn't but I just Love releasing them myself...If I hook 1 deep I will clean it but I set Pool noodles for channel cats to eat and yeah, Those Flatheads will wear you out lol!!! I absolutely LOVE catching Flatheads!!!! Check out my Videos on youtube I made with a few friends...I was so pissed this morning I could have beat the Sh*T outta my neighbor...He has been asking me about some tips and where to go so I told him about a good spot where they could bank Fish and He came over with a picture of him and his son with a 20 and a 23 Lb that they took to the Local hangout to have put on the bragging board...I said That's Great man!! I know your 5 year old loved that!! Did you release them?...He said...No!! After we got our picture made, we tossed them in a ditch...WTH??? I was so freaking Mad I ran him from my yard...He thought I was playing at First but That's Just Wrong!!!!
I release the big ones, don't keep anything over 10 lbs, if I want any to eat. If I hook one deep I just cut the line as close to the hook as possible. I've heard of guys doing the same thing with big cats, showing them off and then just throwing them away !!!! Nice Flats Tomahawk