this is my first year to seriously try out some circle hooks. the other day i was bank fishing while i was talking to my buddy my #3 rod whipped down and i saw my line shoot upriver so i grabbed the rod out of the holder, held it high and started reeling, i felt him for a second and then it was like he just let go. i figured since the rod bent down so far it would of been enough to turn and sink that circle hook. maybe i should of waited a little longer before picking up the rod? been making sure to hook my cutbait in the corner to leave lots of room for the hook to do its thing so that wasnt the problem.