I didn't start striper fishing until late last spring, and I still don't put a lot of time in. Usually I fish for crappie and catfish. However, when I go to this particular dam, I'll throw big jigs and swimbaits for an hour or so. In the past I have caught stripers occasionally by accident in this medium size creek downstream from the dam, but they were always caught on live bluegill, shiners, chicken liver, gobs of nightcrawlers, shad guts, or cut shad. I never weighed or measured any of the fish caught out of this creek, but I imagine some were over 20 pounds. A couple weeks ago I hooked a couple of fish I assumed were stripers. This was in swift current during heavy generation. It's really hard to tell how big one of these fish are because of the swift current. After hookup, they would run downstream and then completely stop. I could feel them and am positive they weren't hung in a rock, but it would become a tug of war, they'd pull, I'd pull back. I was using 20 lb. test mono, and could hear the line sing, but they weren't taking line. Twice this happened that morning, and I think they may have been caught in some old fishing line or an old cast net. Does a big striper ever get stubborn and just lay down and the bottom? Or do you think I was hung in some line? Once I got frustrated and gave up, pointed my rod tip at the obstruction/fish, and walked backward to go ahead and yank it out or break my line. The first time the jig came loose, I could still feel it on retrieive, and about 20 yards from shore I got another hit and landed about a 10 pounder. The second time this happened, same deal, I could feel the fish, gave up after about 10 minutes, pointed the rod tip at it, yanked, and broke my line. BTW, I caught another small one, about a 12-13 pounder soon after and the bite stopped. What do you all think, reckon it was bigger fish on these two occasions, or I was trapped in some high strength fishing line?