I am losing lots of sinkers fishing at the tailwater of dams. I mainly used 2 oz bank sinkers. I don't have a big pole like most people do so I can't put a heavy sinker (4-6 oz) on it. The reason I prefer smaller pole because of the fight. I use a main line of 20lbs tied to a 2 oz sinker at the end. My hook is about 24" from the end of the line and I used a dropper loop for my hook. When it gets snagged I would pull hard but the weird thing is I lost the hook and sinker so i don't know if it's the hook that got snagged or the sinker or because of the dropper loop hook setup. Anyone with experience fishing at the dams can give me some tips? Buying a new longer pole is out of the question. Thanks.