was just wanting to get some feed back on gaffing and releasing fish (large skate, cownoserays, carpetrays ect.) i have in the past gaffed them in the nose/front of there face unhooked then and released them. just this past weekend i caught a ray in the 60# range and gaffed it to remove my hook, and caught some flack from my fishing partener. Am i better off just cutting my leader or should i retreave the hook ( circle hook that is)? dont want to be cofused with a butcher that cuts the guts out of a fish and then seds it on its merry way. ????