Went to try out some trolling last week in CK. Got 3 keepers and a bunch of smaller 22 - 23 inch to hit. The problem that we ran into was that while trolling I unhooked the safety strap that attached to my reel so that I could fight a grouper hooked up on a XRap 30. While that was happening I decided to put the rod back into the rigger so that I could move the rod that was in my way. As soon as I did that the rod with the Grouper on it got yanked right out of the holder and gone to the bottom with the rest of my XRaps that I have lost, rod and reel gone. Meanwhile after trying to get my emotions under control...cussing at myself and thinking about how stupid someone with my experience can be leaving the rod like that with a fish pulling....stupid. Anyways after about 10 to 15 minutes of that my buddy that was fishing with me suggested we fish it out with something. I was up to trying anything so he grabbed a XRap 40 and took off the hooks. He said it would dive down and catch the line or something on the rod and hopefully pull it up. So we tried that. We went over the same track as we were headed when we lost it and after about 4 passes i hooked on something that was 35 feet down. I started reeling up the line and started to see something coming up with it. About half way we could see a fish upside down but it was hooked on something and when we got it up I had hooked the same thing that hooked my other line and pulled it out of the holder. We managed to unhook the grouper but it had drowned from being hooked upside down, we got both XRaps and cut them out of the netting we were stuck on down there. I also was able to pull the line in that had about 150 feet out by hand to the surprise of my rod and reel that we had just lost. You talk about all of us looking at each other like how the heck did we just find that rod and reel and save both XRaps. It was one of the luckiest days on the water for me. I've had this happen twice to me with the same outcomes, once about 15 years ago inshore fishing and again last week. Lucky I've been able to fish out the rods both times it has happened to me. I better not push my luck for another 15 years.