I'm sure this has been discussed many times on the forum, but I could not find anything in my searches.
I've never had the occasion to hook into anything over about 80 pounds; but if I get a fish much over 100 lbs I would want to release it. What's the best way to do that without killing yourself. I'll be on a 32' boat that has a large swim step, so I can get close to the fish; but it will only be my wife and me and I'm not thrilled about the prospect of trying to remove a hook from a large angry halibut. If worse comes to worse, is it a big problem for the fish if you cut the leader and leave the hook; assuming it's hooked somewhere around the mouth? Suggestions welcome. Thanks.