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Facebook post says these are the lures taken out of fishering guys and gals.

 

I have no idea but it is interesting that they made a case for them.

 

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If I had to have a lure taken out of me at the hospital, I’d want to get the lure back.

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There is no way I am donating a 15 dollar crankbait to the cause!

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Lol, some of these will stick you if you try to rip them out of vegetation,   Setthe hook on a ghost fish, lose a fish right at the boat, Lip a fresh fish with one of these baits.  All these have gotten me stuck over the years.  Danger danger!

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Had it happen twice.

 

One time she nailed me with my Senko and the doctor had to operate to remove the hook, which I did not keep.

 

Second time was on a spinnerbait trailer hook and once again, had it removed surgically. Did not keep the remains of that hook, too.

 

I am now careful of treble hooks and trailer hooks and Senko rigs.

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I recently posted about going to the ER to get some hooks taken out. The girl that checked me in said she wished she had saved all the hooks they had taken out over the years. She said one guy came in to get one removed from his tongue. I still haven't figured that one out unless he was trying to eat it.

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One piece of advice I'll give to those that don't live or fish in an area that attracts fishermen; Ask the ER doctor if they've ever removed a hook before.  About ten years ago, I got a hook in me while unhooking a smallie. I cut the split ring and the other two hooks of the treble off leaving just the shank/eye and the one hook. I bandaged it and continued to fish. I decided to drive the six hours home and go to my local ER as I knew my insurance would cover it.  The lady doctor proceeded to freeze my finger and then grabbed a set of forceps and began twisting, turning and pulling on the hook. I stopped her when I realized she didn't have a clue on how to remove it.  Lesson learned.

Pulled another one out myself last night. For some reason as I get older, it seems to be happening more frequently.

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My dad said there was a case like that last ti.e he got hooked and went. His was a Vision 110, the first and only one my dad has ever bought. The doctor asked to keep it for the case, my dad offered to fight him for it 😆

 

I guess they'd had a guy bring in an 8lb catfish still attached to the same hook that he was hooked with the day before. Apparently people don't think to cut or remove the baits before going to hospital. 

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That hospital is near where I live. Its somewhere around Tupperware lake ny. I read the article associated with this pic a month or so ago. The one surgeon said the weirdest one he ever did was to remove a hook from a guys thingy. Who knows how that came to happen. It's the only hospital anywhere near several popular lakes in a tourist area. 

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I keep on hand a set of compound cutters for the occasions I  may need to cut a hook/split ring.

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Never happened to me, but I was fishing with a buddy and he ripped an XR 50 out of some reeds and it stuck in the pad of his hand. Probably should have went to the ER but it was a tourney so I used the needle nose and cutters to get it out.

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Lol, so, i have a hospital story that's totally NSFW that I got a chance to tell Joe Cermele on the Hotshots podcast a month or two back about a buddy of mine getting a horrible piercing, lol. The podcast has some really scary/rough stories and some that are much, much funnier.  My buddy's story cannot be told without hysterical laughter and also wanting to puke. Nomatter how I tell it, I cannot paint that picture vividly enough. 

 

 

 

I have an ex whose father has been an ER doc for 30 years. He (probably still has) had a collection of x-rays of things removed from people.  I have no idea what the current forum rules are for discussing those x-rays. Lol

 

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There is pic floating out there with a huge treble in a guy’s eye. 

 

Hearing these stories is making me consider going barbless. I pricking myself lately but fortunately it hasn’t gone past the barb. 

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7 hours ago, papajoe222 said:

 

Pulled another one out myself last night. For some reason as I get older, it seems to be happening more frequently.

Seems to be the case with me, also. This might sound like a plug for the site, but since joining my catch rate has gone way up, hence more incidents. One thing that helps is to fish more soft plastics so I don't have to deal with trebles.

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8 hours ago, Jleebesaw said:

That hospital is near where I live. Its somewhere around Tupperware lake ny. I read the article associated with this pic a month or so ago. The one surgeon said the weirdest one he ever did was to remove a hook from a guys thingy. Who knows how that came to happen. It's the only hospital anywhere near several popular lakes in a tourist area. 

I have had a crankbait come screaming back at me and hit me between the legs.

 

Lucky for me I was wearing jeans.

 

Yes, one of the treble hooks got into my jeans and I had to use my needle nose pliers to wrench it out.

 

Been cognizant of this occurring in the future so I try to be careful.

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Shad pattern seem to be the most popular to stick yourself with. 

 

Dangerous pattern I guess. 

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13 hours ago, Jleebesaw said:

 The one surgeon said the weirdest one he ever did was to remove a hook from a guys thingy. Who knows how that came to happen.

Has not happened to me.  However, if you fish in a kayak much, you've already considered that it is a possibility.

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7 hours ago, islandbass said:

There is pic floating out there with a huge treble in a guy’s eye. 

 

Hearing these stories is making me consider going barbless. I pricking myself lately but fortunately it hasn’t gone past the barb. 

A couple years ago I casted a lipless crankbait to run it along the edge of cattails. A strong wind came mid cast and snagged me in the cattails. I was pulling and pulling and it came loose and snapped back at my face too fast for me to react. It got me right below my right eye. Couple inches higher and it would have been devastating. It shook me up so bad and made me physically sick so I packed up and went home. I'm a lot more careful now.

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Been stuck past the barb three times.  Once by my grandfather who ripped a broken back Jitterbug out of some lily pads and got me just below the eye.  Hospital trip on that one.  Dad got me in the upper arm with the same bait, same situation.  Yes, I still throw a Jitterbug....  Got myself in the chin trying to set the hook on a bluegill with a popper using a fly rod when I was about 14.  Nobody was home at the time, so I got a piece of ice and numbed it and pulled it out with some needle nosed pliers while sitting in front of a mirror.  That was fun!

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I see mostly crank baits/jerks in that photo. I almost always use pliers on treble hooks. Cranks are such a pain in the arse to me, but they've produced fish here locally. Got close to a barbed hook getting deep last night just handling the bait on my line. One of these days...

 

For me, it's when I am impatient that this is most likely to happen.

 

No way I'd leave my bait at the hospital :)

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I’ve had to go to the ER twice to get hooks out. Both times I told them not to damage the bait. 

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On 7/22/2019 at 4:41 AM, islandbass said:

There is pic floating out there with a huge treble in a guy’s eye.  Hearing these stories is making me consider going barbless.

Barbless can work just fine. I go barbless mainly for self preservation and also for less damage to the fish (especially if the fish swallows the hook). Lose a few to throwing the hook, sure. Catch some, sure. If you're on the fence, just try it for a day and see if it works for you. 

 

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1978, I was a teen fishing out of my Sears Gamefisher with my sister & a neighbor kid on Canyon Lake.  I get a Heddon Sonic caught in a tree and being an impetuous boy, gave it a mighty yank.  It flies back like a missile towards me, I turn to avoid it and it hammers me in the upper arm.  Back treble was in beyond the barb.

 

Neither my dad or the fireman who lived across the street could get the hook out, so we went to the only hospital that was nearby back then, a general hospital in the city of Lake Elsinore.  The doctor was experienced with removing hooks, got it out in no time and started to walk off with the lure.  I asked if I could get have the lure back, he smiled and pointed to a trophy case much like the one in the first post, full of lures & hooks the doctor had removed over the years.

 

In reference to the doctor who didn't know how to get a hook out, when I got a treble under the nail bed of my thumb a couple of years back, the doctor who took it out actually googled a couple of different hook removal methods before beginning.  The nail bed made it so she could not use the the standard removal methods

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8 hours ago, haggard said:

Barbless can work just fine. I go barbless mainly for self preservation and also for less damage to the fish (especially if the fish swallows the hook). Lose a few to throwing the hook, sure. Catch some, sure. If you're on the fence, just try it for a day and see if it works for you. 

 

Thanks. Some of the rivers in my area and saltwater require barbless hooks so I have a little experience with them and it has been positive. The challenge it seems for me is finding bass hooks that a barbless which I prefer if possible than crimping the barb down. I will start crimping those barbs next trip. 

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