Once you have stocked your boat with plenty of outboard motor oil and you are out on the water, be sure to handle your fishing tackle responsibly. Make sure to look behind you before casting so that your hook won’t catch a tree, power line, or another person, and don’t leave fishing tackle lying in the ground, as it is a tripping hazard and could result in broken tackle.
If a hook is deep inside a fish’s mouth, don’t put your hand inside to retrieve it. The safer option is to use some kind of a hook remover. If this doesn’t work, cut the line as far back as you can to safely release the fish. Always remove hooks and lures from your fishing lines, securing them in the tackle box when moving your supplies.