Do you use nets for landing fish? I've been netless since I was 10........I've always bare handed my fish because I didn't like my hooks getting caught up in the net......plus it's more to pack and carry. While wading in rushing trout streams I always held my trout on their back....it keeps them motionless. I always lip my bass and grab my walleye around the gillplates. Carp are easily held under the gill plate too. I C&R so it doesn't seem to matter if they get off during landing.....except monster fish, they break my heart on occasion. Just curious on how many people use nets.