A couple days ago, we were trolling out in 300′ of water and got a monster bite on the planer bait. The fish came off instantly and when we wound in the bait, we saw we had been chopped off. I grabbed a wire leader and hooked it up and we circled back around through the same area. Another huge bite as we passed through the same spot, but this time the fish held on. The fish smoked most of the line off the reel on the initial run. After 30 minutes of pumping and winding on the fish, we got him to the boat. Rod gaffed the fish when it came close enough and pulled it over the covering board.