Fair enough.....I can understand that.I'd say the reason to keep trolling is that bringing up the other line while attempting to bring up the hooked fish is a much more daunting task than simply continuing to troll.
There are some good points about saftey here. I always have the shut-off toggle clipped to me when fishing alone. if i am in an area of high current or wind i will also tie myself to the boat with a line that is long enough to give me room to move. I have found myself leaning over the edge to net a fish a few too many times.My 2 cents.
When the fish is ready to be netted put the boat in neutral, No one plans to fall overboard but it's hard to catch up to a moving boat.
Now that the fish is in the boat put boat back in gear, set your course, clean up, and re-rig.
And you have to be more mindful of other boaters that's why I usually stayed away from the cap and worked farther out (more room to maneuver)
I was picky about water conditions too. the bigger the waves the harder it gets.
If you've confused salt and fresh regs, perhaps you want to check which license you have before heading out?
The most I've run is 6. Just to see if I could. I've found with my setup the extra drag brings the downrigger wire too close to the kicker.Well this is good news indeed! I have no trouble tangling 2 lines, let's see if 4 is any different....