beside from "Be Carefull" what advise for unhooking Stingrays safely?
My family and I often visit Goose Island and fish of the pier and bayside. Fishing on the bottom with cut bait (fun for the kids) we catch a variety of fish including, yes Stingrays.
I found one method to get the hook out was to carefully lay the stingray on his back and remove the hook, then (with gloves) hold the underneath of the tail whilst flipping him over to lay flat on my hand, like holding a pizza. As I understand it Stingrays use their tail and barb similar to that of a scorpion, so I point him away from me as I hold him and deliver him back to the water.
This is my method that seems to be working so far, wanted to hear from you guys what you do?
Is there a safe, tried and true method that y'all use?