Three trips last week and two before with having 4 limits of channels with several 7, 9 and 12 pounders. I lost 3 heavy fish those trips but this morn I managed to land a 29 1/2 blue. Didn't have any prior hook marks so they are still there. KoKo wasn't much help so I managed several pics before because I didn't think I'd land him on 17# mono and 6/0 hook but after 25 minutes I managed. Hope to figure posting pics soon.