Last year I saw about a 20lb caught. Just below the dam in Oragen, at the end of the fast water. They were in a boat when they started. But by the time they landed it they were wadeing. It took them a good 10 min.
YES-I HAVE CAUGHT SEVERAL OUT OF THE OSAGE
RIVER IN MISOURI THAT TIPPED THE SCALES AT 40+ POUNDS BUT TO SOUTHERN STANDARDS THAT WOULD BE A SMALL ONE. I'VE HEARD OF A GUY OVER ON THE ROCK RIVER THAT GUIDES FOR FLATHEADS--FORGOT HIS NAME--ANYONE KNOW?
THEY SAY EARLY SUMMER IS THE BEST FOR WADING BELOW DAMS FOR FLATHEADS--I'M LOOKING FOR SOMEONE THAT'S DONE IT BEFORE AND HAS THE LOW-DOWN ON THESE BRUTES.THANKS.
Proangler, I'm not sure where you got your information at but you can wade below the Oregon dam. Unless they changed the rules recently, but I've been down there this year and didn't see any signs. Now the river is pretty big there and wading is not very safe especially when the water is high. I've done pretty good wading off the east shorline before when the water is low. If there has been a rule change I'd like to know for sure. Just last year I was checked by a game warden while wading below the Oregon dam and he didn't say I was breaking any laws.
<font color="#00FF00">Proangler i think Paul t.is right on this one,i dont know of anywhere on the Rock or Kish that one cant wade unless its private property. Theres a bait store /canoe outfitter named T.J.s that rents canoes to travel down the river but he encourages people to wade that section in the mid summer for a better chance at a fish. Like Paul said please let us know if were wrong. Thanks Kevin</font>
the East channel just south of the Rt 64 bridge in Oregon looks to be a good place 15' to try as does the Hole on the west shore in the north part of Sand Sucker Park (30')
via boat/canoe theres a lot of structure immediately downstream of lowden rock (east channel.)
never caught a flathead...they're in there though...some of these spots have been recommended here before...