Landing the bass isn't bad. I hold the rod to the right and land them on the left gunwale. The little rat bass are sometimes a problem just as they are from shore, power packed and prickly fins a many.
Blues - now there's something I'm still not comfortable with. The pungo has a large cockpit and when blues become arial near the kayak I don't like it a bit. A bluefish in the lap is not my idea of a good day on the water. I try to grab them behind the head but often they just break off while I'm fumbling for a handhold. Still lots of fun though.