Had same thing happen in Ensenada at like 8yo. Me and some adult. our lines got twisted together. ?Me fishing with a Bamboo pole and about 12 ft of line, like I always did. We raised him out and over to a tide pool on the rocks. At first he wanted to go into a crevice and I was like No-no, not today buddy, I know that trick. That adult was no help what so ever. He was freaked by the teeth. I was too, but knew how to approach cautiously. Had him go fetch a rock from the shore, and than I beat the snot outta that things head til it stopped moving. A local family was all to happy to take it off my hands afterward.Hate those things! Hooked one fishing off the rocks down in Baja once. Didn't want to get anywhere near those teeth. I was trying to figure out what to do with it as I was bringing it up on the rocks and it bit the line and broke off. Just as happy to watch it slither back into the water than have to deal with it. I do hear that they are good eating though. (No personal experience.)
Lol ya I got nailed few with these guys. Man that hurts. I like to eatLee,
I don't even like handling sculpin...Got spined once, trying to flip it off my hook...Most excruciating pain I've ever experienced.