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#12457824 - 10/08/17 11:28 AM Injured on water????
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So, yesterday, I set the hook hard directly under the boat in 9' of water.....the rod slipped from my hand and my left index finger was completely dislocated (facing hard right from it's joint at my hand)....I was able to get the digit reseated into the joint with a fair amount of pain.
The rod floated up, I retrieved it and brought a huge needlenose gar to the surface.....just as the 50lb braid broke, my finger began to really hurt.
Not sure if my feelings weren't hurting more.

Today the hand/finger are fubar.


Still better than not fishing.

Athens, 7 bites, 4 bass, all under 3lbs. A grind to say the least.
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#12457835 - 10/08/17 11:54 AM Re: Injured on water???? [Re: Fish2222]
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I am sure that needs some attention. A Xray would be nice to make sure everything is back in place like it should be. If not you will see problems down the road later in life. Get it taken care of and sorry for you pain.
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#12458347 - 10/08/17 06:23 PM Re: Injured on water???? [Re: Fish2222]
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if you are sure you reloacated it right and it works right its gonna be sore. i dislocated my pinky toe one time, sticking way out to the side. i popped it back in with a lot of pain, it bruised up and hurt like hell for a week or two. its fine now
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#12458402 - 10/08/17 06:46 PM Re: Injured on water???? [Re: Fish2222]
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I ripped my ulnar nerve loose back in June on a cast. Lost feeling from elbow down towards end of July from it being pinched. Surgery fixed it in August.

But a finger ouch. If everything feels normal with it. Should b fine. Not much a doctor will do for a finger but tape it or splint ur hand depending on if u have any other issues regarding muscle or ligament
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#12459416 - 10/09/17 02:27 PM Re: Injured on water???? [Re: Fish2222]
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Xray for sure,why roll the dice on something that could effect your fishing from here on out?

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#12459789 - 10/09/17 06:57 PM Re: Injured on water???? [Re: Fish2222]
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Get it looked at

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#12459811 - 10/09/17 07:13 PM Re: Injured on water???? [Re: Fish2222]
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Yesterday I doubled up! Lol


Edited by James Biggs (10/09/17 07:13 PM)
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#12459816 - 10/09/17 07:15 PM Re: Injured on water???? [Re: Fish2222]
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#12459849 - 10/09/17 07:33 PM Re: Injured on water???? [Re: James Biggs]
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Originally Posted By: James Biggs



OUCH, but if you took that picture yourself you are very talented and if you are alone gonna be tough doing that fishing line thing. Never saw anyone get a hook in both hands on one crankbait. hmmm
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#12459964 - 10/09/17 08:46 PM Re: Injured on water???? [Re: Fish2222]
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That pic makes me hurt just looking at it..
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#12459978 - 10/09/17 08:50 PM Re: Injured on water???? [Re: James Biggs]
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Originally Posted By: James Biggs




Is that an XB - 1??
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#12460070 - 10/09/17 09:40 PM Re: Injured on water???? [Re: James Biggs]
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Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: James Biggs


This photo is worthless without detail. How in the heck did that happen. Going to be a little hard to go to the bathroom until you get that taken care of. grin I use my teeth to cut line. I would probably try that, the hook would slip out of my teeth and then I would have to try and figure out how to get that bait out of two hands and my lip.
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#12460085 - 10/09/17 09:45 PM Re: Injured on water???? [Re: Fish2222]
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So the bait was in my hands in the center box. The lid (I think) got stepped on causing it to shut. I quickly tried getting my hands out before they got shut in it. The bait snagged the carpet and stopped but my hands kept going. What can I say I'm a special kind of stupid! Lol
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#12460142 - 10/09/17 10:21 PM Re: Injured on water???? [Re: James Biggs]
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Dang!!! Was it a Ranger? Those center lids are Trump huuuuuge!!! Fished with a buddy yesterday. We pulled up to our first spot, he started messing in the back deck compartment. The boat was drifting toward a dock so I jump on the front deck to drop the troller and get it headed down the bank. Went to turn around not knowing he had the center locker opened to get his rods out. As I was starting to fall down (I could see his arse over the top of lid)I have know idea how I kind of rolled off to the side. I could have came straight down on the lid and crush him in the lid. Could have been a lot worse. Your hands are going to be sore for a couple of days. At least you had someone with you. That would have been pretty difficult to drive anywhere for assistance. If you ever get pulled over you could probably get out of a ticket if you tell the officer "please don't arrest me, I've been handcuffed already. Actually by myself". Show him the picture. If I was a cop, I'd let you go without a warning.
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#12460302 - 10/10/17 07:33 AM Re: Injured on water???? [Re: Fish2222]
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I have dislocated 2 fingers and reset both myself (almost an automatic action as soon as i saw them pointing the wrong way) both time they started to really hurt about 10mins later. I would say as long as you have full range of motion, then you are ok. Obviously swelling is going to impede that motion on Day 2. But if you are at all worried about it then go get it checked out, but i suspect there isnt much they can tell you other than "Yep, you dislocated it all right, here have some stuff to fix the swelling"


... then again i am not a doctor lol
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