I found a solution to this problem that worked so well, I had to share it. I clamped vice grips to each end of the stick so that the weight of the vice grips oriented the fish the way I wanted. It took a little effort to figure out how to properly position the tools to get the right orientation, but after a few turns, I had it down. By the way, the fish was good, although a bit overcooked. Careful with that.