Man 2002 was a tough year for me too, worst i can remember for a long while!
I missed my usual 50+ flatheads per season this year, which has'nt happened in atleast 8 yrs now!!
My PB for 2002 was only 28-29lbs...was such a let down season i didnt take many pics. of my flatheads(plus i already have way too many 20-30lb flathead pics, was hopin for that level 4!)
My two buddys did get thier FIRST ever flathead this year..and both took big fish honors with a 36lb & 30lb flathead.
I ended the season with only 44 flatheads most high teens, low 20's
Everything else in 2002 fishing wise was good with my PB Hybrid Striper being caught while catching flatheads on the Ohio R.(31" 10.4lbs). Put my buddy Duane on his first 20" smallie in his first full season of chasing them. Was with my buddy Dave when he got his best smallie of 2002 at 20 1/4"...I got a smallie every month in 2002 which tops my avg. of 10-11 months per year..with my last trip Dec. 18th producing a 20"er.
Also 2002 was great because i got both my boys Tyler & Christopher out wading for smallies and Tyler got his biggest at 18.5", Christopher at 14"..awsome for thier very FIRST year chasing smallies!
Lets pray for a normal dryer spring this year!!!
Good luck to all in 2003!