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Went out again yesterday during that snow storm. I got into a nice sauger, but the guy I was fishing with hooked into a flathead. We were both running 4lb test on ultra lights so he was staying with it for like 10 min then it spit the hook. It's a challenge to take those flatheads on light tackle but man it fun, you have zero control over that fish, your just along for the ride until he gets tired. LIGHT TACKLE FLATHEAD FISHING..try it
 

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I have a question for you guys,I lose some fish on the rock edges when shore fishing the MON.I use 30# mono, do you think a switch to a braid would help ? There is a down side to braided line, if you get snagged up forget it.
 

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I have a question for you guys,I lose some fish on the rock edges when shore fishing the MON.I use 30# mono, do you think a switch to a braid would help ? There is a down side to braided line, if you get snagged up forget it.
I was having the same problem last year but i was using 30# stealth braid im going to 65# power pro and using a mono leader.. but Catchinghogs brought up a great point... Braid will sheer easier in the rocks so mabe mono is the way to go with a higher pound test .. not totaly sure yet but im going to try the 65# breai with a 60# mono leader this year and il let ya know.
 

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I have a question for you guys,I lose some fish on the rock edges when shore fishing the MON.I use 30# mono, do you think a switch to a braid would help ? There is a down side to braided line, if you get snagged up forget it.
I run braided..on my catrod but before it..like you said I lost a couple fish from line breaks. Since braided line and I got together the only way they get away is if I dont sink that hook right! Also I perosnally havent had more or less problems with snagging up..and cutting the line means that you get to go buy more STUFF! WIN WIN in my mind..lol
 
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