I have similar issue with the novices I take fishing. They lose lots of stripers by letting them get some slack. Since I fish live bait next to deep shady docks I also have the issue of them letting the striper get into the cables. The trick in preventing this takes some time as you have to know when you have no option but to crank the drag down and drag them out. Might as well break, bend or pull hooks out rather than lose them to the cables. Stripers take so long to get in most people get distracted. Only take a a couple seconds of slack line for that striper to get free unless they are hooked really well.
Anyone who follows my posts knows I catch a lot of LM Bass while fishing at PK. The thing I've gotten from this is that stripers fight much harder than LM Bass and are actually harder for novices to get in. Once you learn to not let a LM bass jump and throw the hook by putting your pole down in the water and pulling them down LM bass are out of tricks and are easy to catch. Stripers are the hardest fighting fish available in Fresh water.
Edited by PKfishin (07/24/18 10:08 AM)
John 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee.