I have landed a 35 inch blue catfish on 8 pound test line while shad fishing- somehow the 1/16 oz jighead hook didn't straighten and the line didn't snap- using a small pflueger trion reel.
However, I have already had one instance of 8 pound test line snap at the hook while setting the hook on LM Bass- probably less than 3 pounds. I tie the 3/0 round bend offset work hook with a Palmer knot. I do not lock down on my drag
On the flip side, I did land a 22 inch bass on that same 8 pound test line.
Is 8 pound test too light for LM bass in mostly open water?
What do you guys think I might have done wrong concerning the line snapping on hookset?