They do trick you for a few seconds.
Yeah bullheads suck, but a channel cat over 10lbs on light gear? That's pretty awesome, at least for me!Lol i don't! I always think i got a record crappie or a eye for a few seconds then i realize its a big stinky cat! I was minnow bobbin in 3fow for crappie and i see my float just zoom under was thinking it was a pig but nope probably 18" bull
I fish Alum a bunch and is why I troll with 20# power pro. Between the big cats and musky, not to mention I can get deeper with shorter leads. I mainly troll the shorelines for saugeye and your constantly swerving in and out of the cuts.I guess i have it happen so much it just aggravates the hell out of me cuz i generally am using light line and hooks so something breaks half the time and we all know how much fun that isn't!! It is fun when you ain't catching a damn thing though gets the blood pumping and hopes up lol. The last few years I've lost probably 200$ in cranks trolling for crappie and eyes them bigs will straight blow 10lb mono right apart. I know they were probably real monsters like 15lb+ cuz i never had any pike or eye do that and I've caught some monsters. Damn big cats run and pull like a GD Rodeo bull with his boys in a twist and somehow will inevitably find a hole or a tree to wrap around. I have a love hate with them mostly hate haha