Originally Posted by soulstream
every big fish i catch goes on a boga grip i attach to my dock line, and gets revived boat side for as long as it takes for the fish to swim and try to sound bottom on its own. Also, bass are head first eaters. They inhale rather than bite. this means most of the time they swallow the bait. Barbless j hooks are much easier to remove than circle hooks in the gullet. I use a 3/4" dowel with a rounded forked end to remove the hook. I might have seen one or two fish not make it in 4-5 years using this method
Excellent report, how many do this is uncertain.