Left out of jetties and no bait found South but plenty birds. I then went to MR area and trolled deep diver, pencil baits, and and a rattle jet. Caught one King on deep diver. Lost one on daisy chain. Decided to then drift with ribbon fish and lost another one. Headed back to STJ and while I was waiting for storm to pass decided to troll again lost two more Kings one on rattle jet and another on daisy chain. Bonito where everywhere and used a Clark’s spoon casting to them and caught several. End of day was a Jack Crevalle that weighed every bit of 30+ pounds.
Why do you think you're hookup to box ratio was not good? Drag to tight?
Yup, thats happened to me plenty of times. Plus it can be easy to lift the rod a little to much and take the give out of the tip, or add his wight.
I like to run real loose drag like 2 or 3 lbs. No kidding. I want to pull line off only holding it with my fingertips & thats with a bend in the rod. Let him go for that fast run, let that tiny heart overheat & reel him in. You can always put a finger on the line to increase the drag. momentarily, but not when it's running.
Did you get cut off on the daisy chain's, or rattel jets?