Lived and fished in south Florida for 25 years before moving back to Texas a few years ago. My favorite fishing was in Flamingo, Everglades National Park, the end of civilization. Will always recommend Capt Jim Hale as he went beyond the call of duty one day as I was about to cut the leader on a 200 lb bull shark from my kayak. He had watched me fight the fish along with his clients and offered to have me board his boat in order to release the fish unharmed. It also allowed me a chance to get a couple of good pictures of a fish I would not have gotten otherwise. Had heard of Capt. Hale for years but never knew much about him until meeting him that day.
DOA Bigfish Lure... the first and last time I ever used the bait.
Captain Hale using a short pair of needle nose pliers.http://www.floridasportfishingcharters.com/jim-hale/
A good rule of angling philosphy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.
Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919