How to properly handle and release fish back into the water:
1) Bring the fish in quickly, no need for “extra playtime”
2) Wet your hands before handling fish
3) Keep the fish in the water for as long as possibly (Using a net can come in handy)
4) Using barbless hooks will make it much easier to remove the hook from a fish.
5) After removing the hook make the fish face the current and hold it gently until it swims under its own power.