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HUGE CATCH! Personal best. #13201559 07/01/19 08:37 PM
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No, not this one. This is just a little sunfish I caught on the Guadalupe early this morning while sneaking in a few casts before work.

The bite was slow on the Guad so I thought I'd head across town to the Comal and try my luck there. I had some luck, all right. eek Caught this big hybrid after yanking my new roostertail out of a tree:

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Being a new lure the hook was real sharp, and it was embedded pretty deep. Since I'm right-handed having a hook buried in my right arm meant a trip to urgent care to get it removed. At least the doc and a couple of nurses had a good laugh.

I'm not complaining, mind you. Instead of a lollipop I convinced the doc to give me the pair of forceps he used when he was all done!

Re: HUGE CATCH! Personal best. [Re: 1960texan] #13201700 07/01/19 11:29 PM
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hammer hammer It happens! hammer hammer




Side Note: It could have been a whole lot worse. frkazoid




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Re: HUGE CATCH! Personal best. [Re: banker-always fishing] #13201872 07/02/19 02:20 AM
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Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
hammer hammer It happens! hammer hammer




Side Note: It could have been a whole lot worse. frkazoid


All joking aside I was lucky I caught it in the arm and not the face!

Re: HUGE CATCH! Personal best. [Re: 1960texan] #13202091 07/02/19 12:47 PM
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OMG Yes it happens just about to all of us! As already been said. It could have been a lot worst. taz

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Have that happened to me a few times over the years and yes it could have been a whole lot worst!



Side Note: Nice catch and congrats on the PB!

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At least you got some forceps out of the deal. I did the same thing to myself on Father's Day at LBL, though thankfully I didn't manage to get the hooks into the skin, just through my fishing shirt. Everytime I hang up in a tree I tell myself don't tug...then I do.

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Thanks Laker, Gitter and John for the replies.

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Everytime I hang up in a tree I tell myself don't tug...then I do.


I went fishing again this morning and my wife asked if I managed to get a matching wound on my left arm.
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Re: HUGE CATCH! Personal best. [Re: 1960texan] #13203005 07/03/19 12:28 AM
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Thats why we all wear sunglasses, They are more than just for seeing under water.

I'll share a short story. I hooked myself in the upper arm past the barb (size 2). No way to pull it out. I managed to push the hook point back out my skin so it was exposed, now I had 2 holes in me. I gave my buddy a pair of dykes and he cut the hook in half, all I did after was pull the shank out the way it came in and we continued on fishing.


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Originally Posted by Dfitz
I'll share a short story. I hooked myself in the upper arm past the barb (size 2). No way to pull it out. I managed to push the hook point back out my skin so it was exposed, now I had 2 holes in me. I gave my buddy a pair of dykes and he cut the hook in half, all I did after was pull the shank out the way it came in and we continued on fishing.


I was planning on handling it the way you did, except I was fishing solo, and when I got home my wife was too squeamish to assist. Lol, mind you, this is the same woman who enjoys watching that autopsy show on basic cable!

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Originally Posted by 1960texan
Originally Posted by Dfitz
I'll share a short story. I hooked myself in the upper arm past the barb (size 2). No way to pull it out. I managed to push the hook point back out my skin so it was exposed, now I had 2 holes in me. I gave my buddy a pair of dykes and he cut the hook in half, all I did after was pull the shank out the way it came in and we continued on fishing.


I was planning on handling it the way you did, except I was fishing solo, and when I got home my wife was too squeamish to assist. Lol, mind you, this is the same woman who enjoys watching that autopsy show on basic cable!

Thats funny right there!


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