I’m a big proponent of getting a fish to the boat as quickly as possible and trying my best to keep it within a reasonably close proximity. That said, there’s a fine line between acting quickly and being overpowering with light tackle, which will just result in a lost trophy. That’s where I feel the chase comes into play. If you want to land a big salmon or bonefish that overpowers you out of the gate, you often have to go where it goes. The same goes for a big bass, which is why I get on the trolling motor right away when a fish puts the screws to me.