Yep, nonetheless if you're gonna release the fish you want to have a net, so you can give it water in between getting the hook out or photos. I only keep my ...more trout out of the water for ten seconds or less but you could probably with bluegills go 20-30.
Use long shanked hooks. It makes it easier to get the deep ones out. And if you can't get it out without hurting the fish just cut the line to where it sticks ...more out of its mouth. It can still eat and the hook will rust out in less than a month.