Got a nice cat (gulp crawler) and a decent lmb (15" on a crawler) at the new pond last night. Out for about 2hrs. Lost another beast using a chatterbait, just kept pulling drag, I pretty sure it was a big cat. I would like to call it a fight but all I basically could do was hold on. :shock: Must hone big fish skillz. :wink:
I have noticed that most of the fish I lose are lost on the baitcaster setup. I wonder what I am doing wrong. Is there anything different that I am supposed to do?
I really don't think so. You obviously have more experience with a spinning rod so that would give you a little edge with them, but it is probably just some bad luck. Sometimes they just find a way to get unbuttoned.
Yea, I hear ya on the chatterbait, but I have lost a ton of fish trolling using a crawler harness, cranks, chatterbait and spinnerbaits this year all on the baitcaster. Its making me insane considering I would have alot of beeg feeshies this year. I have never lost so many fish before.