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Jun 9, 2023 07:22:10   #
Jer Loc: N. Illinois 🇺🇸
 
My brother and I got out for some fishing at Lake Jacksonville. Pretty brisk in the mornings at 54°, but we got to enjoy 75+° later on.
Bro caught a decent bass (2 plus pounds was our guess] on a Berkeley El Choppo (similar to the Whopper Plopper). He lipped it, but the naughty boy shook loose from him, but not entirely. Imagine the bass on one hook and your thumb on the other.
I quickly moved up to him, grabbed the bass and gingerly unhooked the bass and released it.

Luckily, we always carry diagonal cutters in the boat. Clipped off the Barb, pulled out the hook, bandaged him up, and we continued to fish. Yeah, he had to replace the hook later at home.🤔

I carry band aids and antiseptic wipes in my bag all the time. Consider doing so yourselves.
Also consider keeping diagonal cutters handy. They might just save your day.

After I unhooked his fish
After I unhooked his fish...

Luckily, the Barb came back out and made the removal pretty quick.
Luckily, the Barb came back out and made the remov...

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Jun 9, 2023 07:37:46   #
Flytier Loc: Wilmington Delaware
 
Sorry about the delay. I had to wait for my toes to uncurl before I could answer. That's one of several reasons I dislike trebles.

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Jun 9, 2023 07:43:14   #
Jer Loc: N. Illinois 🇺🇸
 
Flytier wrote:
Sorry about the delay. I had to wait for my toes to uncurl before I could answer. That's one of several reasons I dislike trebles.


I hear that.

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Jun 9, 2023 07:48:58   #
E.pa.al Loc: Martin's Creek
 
😲😲

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Jun 9, 2023 07:53:41   #
bknecht Loc: Northeast pa
 
Jer wrote:
My brother and I got out for some fishing at Lake Jacksonville. Pretty brisk in the mornings at 54°, but we got to enjoy 75+° later on.
Bro caught a decent bass (2 plus pounds was our guess] on a Berkeley El Choppo (similar to the Whopper Plopper). He lipped it, but the naughty boy shook loose from him, but not entirely. Imagine the bass on one hook and your thumb on the other.
I quickly moved up to him, grabbed the bass and gingerly unhooked the bass and released it.

Luckily, we always carry diagonal cutters in the boat. Clipped off the Barb, pulled out the hook, bandaged him up, and we continued to fish. Yeah, he had to replace the hook later at home.🤔

I carry band aids and antiseptic wipes in my bag all the time. Consider doing so yourselves.
Also consider keeping diagonal cutters handy. They might just save your day.
My brother and I got out for some fishing at Lake ... (show quote)

Ouch, it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye. A quote from my grandmother when we used to have BB gun wars.

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Jun 9, 2023 07:54:48   #
The Outcast Loc: NE Michigan
 
Jer wrote:
My brother and I got out for some fishing at Lake Jacksonville. Pretty brisk in the mornings at 54°, but we got to enjoy 75+° later on.
Bro caught a decent bass (2 plus pounds was our guess] on a Berkeley El Choppo (similar to the Whopper Plopper). He lipped it, but the naughty boy shook loose from him, but not entirely. Imagine the bass on one hook and your thumb on the other.
I quickly moved up to him, grabbed the bass and gingerly unhooked the bass and released it.

Luckily, we always carry diagonal cutters in the boat. Clipped off the Barb, pulled out the hook, bandaged him up, and we continued to fish. Yeah, he had to replace the hook later at home.🤔

I carry band aids and antiseptic wipes in my bag all the time. Consider doing so yourselves.
Also consider keeping diagonal cutters handy. They might just save your day.
My brother and I got out for some fishing at Lake ... (show quote)


Ouch! Hazard of our passion! Happened to a friend of mine while in Lake Erie in 2-3 foot rollers, lost his balance and buried a crawler harness hook under his thumbnail. I cut the line and we fished for 3 more hours before I convinced him to call it a day(Fish were on!)
He had to go to hospital to have it removed.. an avid fisherman!🤪

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Jun 9, 2023 08:01:51   #
Flytier Loc: Wilmington Delaware
 
Mine came while f mo under fishing. Got a smaller fish on a high low rig and he wiggled at the wrong time. Buried the second hook in my finger.

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Jun 9, 2023 08:21:55   #
flyguy Loc: Lake Onalaska, Sunfish Capitol of the World!
 
Jer wrote:
My brother and I got out for some fishing at Lake Jacksonville. Pretty brisk in the mornings at 54°, but we got to enjoy 75+° later on.
Bro caught a decent bass (2 plus pounds was our guess] on a Berkeley El Choppo (similar to the Whopper Plopper). He lipped it, but the naughty boy shook loose from him, but not entirely. Imagine the bass on one hook and your thumb on the other.
I quickly moved up to him, grabbed the bass and gingerly unhooked the bass and released it.

Luckily, we always carry diagonal cutters in the boat. Clipped off the Barb, pulled out the hook, bandaged him up, and we continued to fish. Yeah, he had to replace the hook later at home.🤔

I carry band aids and antiseptic wipes in my bag all the time. Consider doing so yourselves.
Also consider keeping diagonal cutters handy. They might just save your day.
My brother and I got out for some fishing at Lake ... (show quote)


Been there, done that, Jer. Not a good thing.

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Jun 9, 2023 08:26:20   #
JDFishes Loc: Atlantic County
 
Happened to me last year while bank fishing. Had to walk out of the woods and drive 10 miles w a Zara Spook on my hand.Now I keep 6” bolt cutters in my truck.

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Jun 9, 2023 08:31:23   #
OJdidit Loc: Oak Creek Wisconsin
 
I shared this a few years ago about a buddy of mine who went trolling for walleyes on the Wolf River, using a #9 Shad Rap. He hooked an 11# Northern Pike and noticed he did not put his net in the boat. He tried to grab the fish behind the head and the fished jumped and snagged Tom with the second treble hook through the thumb on his right hand (through the fingerprint and out through the nail). Suddenly all heck broke loose and the fish wanted to show Tom the error in his ways. A not tired pike has a lot of energy and the fish basically had his way with my buddy. Luckily, Tom did have his filet knife and was able to behead the fish. Then it was a 30 minute boat ride into Oshkosh to the Emergency Room. He said the boat looked like it was the scene in a horror movie.

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Jun 9, 2023 08:33:14   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
Jer wrote:
My brother and I got out for some fishing at Lake Jacksonville. Pretty brisk in the mornings at 54°, but we got to enjoy 75+° later on.
Bro caught a decent bass (2 plus pounds was our guess] on a Berkeley El Choppo (similar to the Whopper Plopper). He lipped it, but the naughty boy shook loose from him, but not entirely. Imagine the bass on one hook and your thumb on the other.
I quickly moved up to him, grabbed the bass and gingerly unhooked the bass and released it.

Luckily, we always carry diagonal cutters in the boat. Clipped off the Barb, pulled out the hook, bandaged him up, and we continued to fish. Yeah, he had to replace the hook later at home.🤔

I carry band aids and antiseptic wipes in my bag all the time. Consider doing so yourselves.
Also consider keeping diagonal cutters handy. They might just save your day.
My brother and I got out for some fishing at Lake ... (show quote)


Been there, done that Jer. At least the fish was successfully released. I carry a pair of side cutters for just such an occasion. The Arthur in my thumbs makes lippin bigger fish risky for me and the fish. I don't like dropping and bruising them, so I use a net, lip gripper, and a wet rag if needed, to handle them. The added bonus is less chances of being impaled.

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Jun 9, 2023 08:34:35   #
ranger632 Loc: Near Yosemite Park Ca.
 
bknecht wrote:
Ouch, it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye. A quote from my grandmother when we used to have BB gun wars.



BB-guns wars - WOW that brought back memories' , we never did shoot any eyes out but I did shoot my cousins left front tooth out, that ended the fun and games for a while.

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Jun 9, 2023 08:35:53   #
ranger632 Loc: Near Yosemite Park Ca.
 
Jer wrote:
My brother and I got out for some fishing at Lake Jacksonville. Pretty brisk in the mornings at 54°, but we got to enjoy 75+° later on.
Bro caught a decent bass (2 plus pounds was our guess] on a Berkeley El Choppo (similar to the Whopper Plopper). He lipped it, but the naughty boy shook loose from him, but not entirely. Imagine the bass on one hook and your thumb on the other.
I quickly moved up to him, grabbed the bass and gingerly unhooked the bass and released it.

Luckily, we always carry diagonal cutters in the boat. Clipped off the Barb, pulled out the hook, bandaged him up, and we continued to fish. Yeah, he had to replace the hook later at home.🤔

I carry band aids and antiseptic wipes in my bag all the time. Consider doing so yourselves.
Also consider keeping diagonal cutters handy. They might just save your day.
My brother and I got out for some fishing at Lake ... (show quote)




Did it hurt??

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Jun 9, 2023 08:37:50   #
Grizzly 17 Loc: South central Pa
 
Jer wrote:
My brother and I got out for some fishing at Lake Jacksonville. Pretty brisk in the mornings at 54°, but we got to enjoy 75+° later on.
Bro caught a decent bass (2 plus pounds was our guess] on a Berkeley El Choppo (similar to the Whopper Plopper). He lipped it, but the naughty boy shook loose from him, but not entirely. Imagine the bass on one hook and your thumb on the other.
I quickly moved up to him, grabbed the bass and gingerly unhooked the bass and released it.

Luckily, we always carry diagonal cutters in the boat. Clipped off the Barb, pulled out the hook, bandaged him up, and we continued to fish. Yeah, he had to replace the hook later at home.🤔

I carry band aids and antiseptic wipes in my bag all the time. Consider doing so yourselves.
Also consider keeping diagonal cutters handy. They might just save your day.
My brother and I got out for some fishing at Lake ... (show quote)


Ooh that's a good one Jer.
Good thing it didn't come up under the nail 👍

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Jun 9, 2023 08:39:34   #
Flytier Loc: Wilmington Delaware
 
Fredfish wrote:
Been there, done that Jer. At least the fish was successfully released. I carry a pair of side cutters for just such an occasion. The Arthur in my thumbs makes lippin bigger fish risky for me and the fish. I don't like dropping and bruising them, so I use a net, lip gripper, and a wet rag if needed, to handle them. The added bonus is less chances of being impaled.


To that add a pair of loonngg needlenose pliers. I keep my hands at a distance. Always figured a boca in one hand and pliers in the other ever since a big bluefish ate the end of my thumb.

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