Smiles like this can only occur when fish bite and stay hooked up. A little
hooking knowledge has helped the angler land countless fish like this over
the years and avoid that “kicked in the guts” feeling that happens
when a quality fish escapes!!
Even the most devoted “catch and release” angler needs to lay hands on the fish to be happy. Fortunately there are things an angler can do to mitigate losing fish and suffering that “kicked in the guts” feeling that follows.