I see ass kissers. Cabezon, I think all fish that are destined for release should indeed be treated like a newborn infant or fine china... but that is not a minority opinion and it is sad that you think it is. That said, fish are slimey buggers and a hot fish can be difficult to handle...and, well, $hit happens sometimes. Yes, we all know what the poster has done for our sport, which is exactly why the pic was so shocking. An explanation would be helpful. The idea that a fish on rocks is less damaged than in a net is just dumb.