Need some advice on how or why fish may be pulling my planer boards under the water during a fight. I use the off shore planer board and use the more durable front black clip they sell separtately. 5 color lead core with 50# power pro backing. I let 5 colors out and clip board to power pro. I do leave the small amount of slack they recommend between the front clip and back clip. The back clip is the new style with the small pin in it, which I put the line behind. They claim with the front clip they sell separately and the new "pin" style back clip you are not supposed to loose the board. I can say I have not lost a board, but my problem is bigger fish are pulling them under!! What happens is they lay over on there side and if the fish decides at that time to run while I am reeling, the board then acts like a diving plan and goes under!! I have had to dip the rod back or let line out for the board to re-surface. Sometimes if the fish went on a big run, I have let out 30 ft of line to get the dang thing to resurface. I am worried I will loose fish when letting out slack..
I have heard some folks move the back clip location from side of board to back or leave the flag down to help the ride of the board?
Most of my problems were in calm water, so rough waves havent been the cause of this.
Any tips or tricks for me to avoid board/lead core pulling my boards under?