This is an actual question, not a disguised statement. I really dont have an answer and would love to hear what people think. I was just thinking about light tackle fiahing for big bass at a place like Cedros or Guadalupe, a place with big fish and thick kelp. If you fish light mono and the fish ties up in the kelp and you cant get it out, it not only sucks for you, you probably kill the fish, right? That doesnt sound ethical. But if you fish 40 lb spectra, you saw through the kelp and really dont give the fish a fighting chance. So where is the "sport" part of it, in the hooking up? I guess they could spit the hook so you have to keep pressure and do your part? With a large population of agressive fish and low pressure, that might no be too hard to hook fish over and over. I have done it. I suck. Is that sport? I dont know. I have had fun doing it that's for sure. I'm thinking about doing it again. That's whay I wanted to start this conversation. Of course this is bloodydecks so it will probably devolve into foul mouth homophobic rants, but if I couldn't put up with that shit, I wouldn't be here, I guess.