Hi all.. I went fishing on Saturday and met up with FreshbaitRules(Jeff). Caught enough cutters down at deep bottom then headed up river for some action. We caught about 15 small ones 5 to 10 pounds.. good enough... Here is the big BUT! I had several huge pull downs.. line strippers. I was able to get the rods out of the holders and held on..line stripping all of the time. These were quality fish..40 - 60 pounds for sure. The problem was that the fish "just let go" .. pulling hard..running and then nothing. I was using number 8 circle hooks. I have never had so many big fish just "dissapear".. any thoughts on this? Were the hooks too big? Too little? Are treble hooks legal? If so does anyone use them? Thanks.