Fished this morning and started off taking a beating. Dropped my net on a bluecat nursery and spent 30 minutes popn spines and clearing net. Next throw hit 4 big buffalo and a bunch of Shad. Kicked the net to get em down on the lower deck and didn’t see a little 10” bluecat that was mixed in. Took a real nasty spine deep to the Achilles.
I been spined many times over the years and most aren’t too bad. The worst ones are when they hit bone or tendon. They seem to take forever heal. This spine went deep and feels like it grazed the dang tendon. On a good note I destroyed the boxfish once I found em. Ended up with just under 50.