Check out this snippet from a recent episode of Dave Mercer’s “Facts Of Fishing.” Dave’s fishing partner, photographer James Overstreet, winds up with one serious braid tangle. Turns out, he’s also got a nice smallmouth hanging on his lure while trying to diffuse said tangle. This is the kind of thing that I feel like happens to all fishermen at one point or another. I once handlined an 8-pound Kamloops rainbow because my fly reel drag was set too light and its first run caused the line to overrun. It bound up the whole works, and rather than pick it apart, I just went hand over hand. What’s the biggest fish you’ve ever landed while unintentionally handlining?