some times yes they bark at you and well tbh i been finned so many times in my life it hurts no less i grab however works without me being stabbed. I save up fish for while then fry them up. I mostly bottom fish esp during winter around here thats when you can get then monster cats. I love all fish though some for sport others for eating, Normally in the fall I fly up to OR and do the salmon run at an uncles nothing like brook trout or steelhead. during this pandemic ive had time to work on my fly fishing some and get better at it.