How To Safely De-hook Cuda Wade Fishing
Thank you to everyone in advance for their responses. I have a question about safely handling and de-hooking barracuda while wade fishing in and around Islamorada. My experience catching and releasing toothy species is limited. I have only fished for them once and hooked a monster, but he shook the hook. Had I landed him I would have used my Boga grip and hoped he was tired enough not to thrash to hard. Does anyone have any "best practices". What should I be aware of when the fish is closer to me (i.e. charge toward me, etc.)
LOL, you can tell I am the new guy who probably assumes those horror stories happen more often, but I want to respect this fish and make sure I safely release her back into the water to catch again.