Ok fellas here is the scoop. I'm using a carolina rig. 100lb test powerpro, 6 or 8 oz no roll, bead, swivel, 12"-18" 40lb big game mono leader to a 8/0 Gama octipus circle and a nice 2-3" chunk of cutbait hooked in the corner. I've been fishing with My clicker on, rod in a holder. When I get a run I've been letting the fish move the bait for about 5 seconds before engaging the reel. I then let the rod load up real good before Taking it out of the holder. I've had several fish on and fighting them for anywhere from 30 seconds to several minutes.And then all the sudden nothing, They are gone. Lost 4 fish last night alone. Two in the 15-20 lb range, and two in the 35-40 lb range ( I got to see one of the larger fish a flathead) So what in the heck is going on????....Why am I not hooking these fish well enough to land them????? On the Flathead that I lost lastnight, after getting the rod out of the holder. I slowly pulled sideways, rod level with the water, against the fish untill My drag slipped Thinking this would assure a good hookset. But lost that one as well. I could have had an easy 150 lb night if I could have gotten those fish in the boat.