In a recent trip report from the RP titled, "Wrong tackle" the author explains what happened when unexpected bigger fish moves in. Heavy losses on bigger fish due to light line, small hooks etc. This brings up some interesting questions. The conditions have been tough down there, and much smaller grade fish making up the catch. In addition the taxman has been relentless taking his share. So Is it appropriate to fish 80# at times when slow to get a bite or be patient and stay with the heavier gear? Just wanted to hear how others approach it.