Now, be patient. Don't get discouraged if you don't get a strike right away-after all, it's called fishing, not catching. When you do get a strike, don't stop sailing. Have one person with gloves handle the line, bringing it in hand over hand, being careful not to wrap the line around their hands. The other person should try to keep the excess line from tangling. If the fish runs for the boat and creates slack in the line, take it up as fast as possible. When the fish gets tired, bring it alongside the boat and, if you have a gaff, use it. Otherwise, use a pair of vise grips to handle the fish and remove the hook.