Some good advice, lovetwofish. Also, I carry a pair of side cutters to cut the end of the hook off after pushing it through the skin. Another thing is to check your bilge pump. Run some water from the hose at home into the boat and make sure the pump is working and will shut off. Nothing worse to get a leak in your boat the the bilge pump not work and you watch your boat sink!
Life Member, Retired WV State Police, Retired SFC US Army. Poca, West Virginia