I assume you learned the same way i did....which is no fun! Truth be told, ever since that one time, I cleat both tail ropes off so I know it was done correctly. The ball has never had to save a fish but good to know it wouldn't and sorry you found out the hard way Rigga!I single poly ball wont help you. Ask me how i know.
I wasn’t paying attention last year and had one get down under the boat and thought for a second he was caught up in the wheel. At that point we figured it was safe to kill his ass.I always wondered if the ball was to create resistance when swimming them so they wouldn’t swim into the wheel.