Picked up an Ace Line Hauler for Xmas and even though it was a Full Moon Night and a decent tide swing I talked my brother into giving it a go even though it usually sucks when we fish those conditions. Weather was beautiful all night just colder than usual; our first set just after the tide change was exciting we had bugs in every hoop and a few had 3-4 but we only ended up with a couple of legals. As the tide went full swing the bugs stopped crawling we had some sets with nothing and others with a couple of shorts and around 11 the slack came and the bugs started crawling again and they were bigger. We had sets with 2 and 3 legals and our last pull @ 1AM yielded our largest bug maybe 4" on the measurement and it gave us a total of 10 for the night with maybe 25-30 shorts. The Line Hauler is amazing it really works well even though we're only fishing 35-50'; I hope it will save these old shoulders of mine. I have to adjust its location farther inside the boat; I mounted it as far out on the gunnel as I could to let the hoop clear the side on the skiff, but I never pulled it that far up with the machine I just pulled the rope off the yardarm and brought the hoop inside the boat. Its too far a reach to get it on/off the yardarm pulley so I'll bring it in 6" and see if it makes it easier to operate. We got lucky twice during the heavy current time finding 2 of our 1 gallon light jugs just inches from going completely under and losing the hoop. Several of our hoops just on the edge of the deep channel picked up kelp and were slowly dragged picking up rocks and sand dollars; if you are experiencing this the current is probably too strong and the bugs generally hunker down and wait until the current slows and they will crawl again. We moved 5 of the hoops into shallower water off the channel edge and were rewarded with some nicer bugs. Every trip is a learning or re-learning experience.