I always let the winch do the work. Winches and cable aren't designed for pulling or plucking with a moving vehicle and you can easily kink up the cable or overstress the winch or even the bike frame.
When a stuck bike starts to move I sometimes move the winching bike just to maintain tension on the cable.
Most times a nylon rope or tow strap is easier and quicker to use than a winch.
if the other bike is good and stuck then you may need tie off on a tree to keep from pulling your bike in the hole too. i usually use a snatch strap first. its a whole lot easier than reeling out the winch line.
I lock up my brakes, if the bike starts to slide, then i will slowly give it gas to try to keep from sliding, but I do not jerk on it. if that doesn't work, then i will tie off, or have a bike nudge in front of me to help as an anchor.
I have been snatched out using my winch, and it stripped the gears in the winch. (about a $30.00 fix)
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