I plan to fish for smaller fish so as to avoid the problem, e.g. smaller gear, lures, bait, etc. BUT in the event I catch something too big, e.g. I can't control the kayak's stability or location (I'm getting pulled), I try and go with it a bit but if too long or I'm in danger, e.g. a channel, rocks, etc. then I cut the line. I hate to do so though...for the creatures sake.