Great fish!!! Great way to end the day!
If I may with no bad intentions here...
Being that far out in the gulf and grabbing that lure with your hand is just an accident waiting to happen. If that fish made a sudden jerk you would have been in a lot of trouble and pain. Or maybe it’s just me,.. don’t take chances like that when you are that far out from land. either way,- he’ll of a fish!