When you fish off-shore in the Gulf of Mexico, Fl, you never know what you are going to catch. It could be a gamefish over 50 lb., a shark, a ray, down to a blowfish.
On a recent outing while targeting Grouper I had a funny tap on my line and as I proceeded to fight my catch, it felt like I was reeling in a “wet-towel”. To my pleasant surprise it was an octopus. This was a first for me while angling. Ok, now, how do you grab it without having it stuck to your hand, arm, body?