Now that the handling of that beautiful fish has been set straight I think that a discussion on the proper way to handle not just a big fish but all fish is in order. I am talking about netting, holding, hook removal, photographing and releasing. We can talk about it all we want but unless it is done right as in the case with the 96lbr, we can do serious harm to them. Some people just don't know how it should be done and there are a lot of people on this forum that have thousands of cprs to there credit and can be a huge help. Let the discussion begin ( I will post mine tomorrow, have to change a diaper).