Dont worry i didnt hook it or have my line tangled. We never touched it. Just came ashore right in the middle of camp. Plowed my sons sandcastle, crawled right up under canopy next to cooler. Miles of empty beach north and south but it chose to visit us at 2am. Im guessing it was 250lbs or more. Head the size of football. Never laid eggs, just looked around, turned around and went back in water.