Its a trade off for sure... most fish you catch on the bay are "stuck" in an 8" hole but often can turn around in a 10". But getting a monster started in a 10 is quite a bit easier.definitely more area to loose things, and believe me I have. It is the trade off, but I have learned to mitigate risk pretty well over the years. You just have to understand that the hole becomes a force field and anything even kinda able WILL fly directly into it.
Trust me, I know it is annoying, but I just can't do those small holes. Especially walleye fishing.