I've had 3 fish all cookie cutters at about 27-28 pounds that I have released in the past week. All left in the water and a pic like below taken for the client. These ones didn't turn out that well but hard to tell what you really have until you upload them off the camera. There is a time when I will bring a fish on board to a wet deck to remove hooks that have the upper and lower jaw locked shut. I tried to pull the hooks on such a situation years ago and the line broke while I was trying to remove the hooks...didn't feel good knowing the fish had no chance with his mouth locked closed. So now I bring them on board if I see that situation and remove the hooks.