I have always been curious as to how long a cat takes to recoop from being hooked before he will eat again. I'm talking a serious hookset and fight before getting off due to several reasons. I am going out fishing with a friend tonight. Him and his son went last night and had their lines broken 3 times - their reels were spooled with 4 year old Spiderwire. My friend has new line on his reels now and I am joning him at the same location with the same baits. I was wondering, provided that the cats are still in the area, if they clam up for a few days after getting hard hooksets and short fights.