Me and my buddy went out at about 7:30 on my small boat and tried our luck at trolling, this was my first time out on the lake and my first time trying to catch anything besides bass and pickerel. I don't have down riggers or anything but I have read about the three way swivel technique and decided to try it. We didn't have much luck on the first run but eventually I hooked into two pickerel on the east lake side. Then I hooked into a monster on the west lake side and it took all my line and my lure. I was using 10lb test because I had heard that lighter line was the best to use, but I feel if I had tightened the drag anymore than it was, it would have snapped anyway so I just hoped to tire it out. If anyone knows of any ways to make this technique better PLEASE help! or any advice on spots to try to fish. I am a 25 year old college student and I cant afford all the gnarly gadgets like down riggers and fish finders and what not, so I am fishing blind out there. All the fish that I hooked into were on a silver laker taker and it was between 10 and 11:30.