I just got back from the lake, and I was using cut bream on 6/0 Gamakatsu Octopus Circles, and I just couldn't get the fish to stay on the hook. I missed about 5 good runs on medium-sized chunks of cut bait. I had the rod propped up on a chair, cause I was on a pier so I couldn't use a bank rod holder, and I had my spool closed but just enough slack so that it would take about 2 cranks of the reel to move the bait. I would get a good run and would just wait until it was running all over the lake with my bobber, and I would slowly pick up the rod, reel in a little slack, and apply steady pressure in the opposite direction the fish was running. When I would finally start reeling there would be nothing on the hook! :angry: I only caught one cat tonight, and it was on a nightcrawler on a j-hook. It was the slowest night I've had in a while, but it was still fun cause me and my dad were havin a good ol' time out there.