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Old 05-19-2012, 06:00 PM   #21
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I took a 1/8 oz jig in my left eye and was blind in that eye for a while. Downside is that I had to sit in a LazyBoy for a month. I still have to wear sunglasses whenever I am outside or in bright lights.



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Old 05-19-2012, 06:05 PM   #22
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My dad caught a two pound bass on a crank bait, and as he tried to unhook it, the fish slipped and the rear treble stuck in his pinky! He is screaming, the bass is shaking like crazy, and I just sat there staring at them. I finally grabbed the bass and released it. I pushed the treble the rest of the way through his pinky, and cut it off. We fished the rest of the day!
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:22 PM   #23
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Knock on wood, my one and only incident to date. I was using a gotcha to fish for spanish one day on the old Okaloosa Island peir before Opal tore it down. Of course skipjacks were just a thick. I caught one and thought I would just lift it off the deck with the rod and grab it. Wrong move. About the time I went to grab the fish, it spit the gotacha fully loaded by the bent rod and shot a treble hook right through the meaty part of my hand between the thumb and index finger. My dad looked at it and luckily it went all the way through so he grab a set of pliers. What unfolded next is forever ingrained in both our memories. My dad bares down as hard as he can on the pliers and I start screaming like a girl. He failed to cut the hook and managed to get my finger in the plier and mash the wholy hell out of it. To this day, I cannot remember what it felt like to have a hook in my hand but I know what a finger feels like in a plier.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:48 PM   #24
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I dont know what the hell my brother was doing but but for some reason he had around 10splitshots and a small hook.i wasnt wearing a shirt and he casted at me and it wrapped around my stomach and left marks from the weights and a hook in my side.was goes around comes around so around a year ago i was casring and my gotcha giy caught in his leg.i honestly wasnt trying to but it was funny as hell.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:52 PM   #25
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Well I had just bought a new 16ft Sprint Bass boat. Did not have to twist my Dad's arm too much to get him off the couch and break in the new boat. My little brother was outside when we started loading everything. The look on his face said it all.... I asked, "Do you wanna come along." Dad said, "Never fish three in a bass boat, but it's your boat." Well my little brother was comming along. I figured he could stand up front with me, since Dad was set in his ways.
Things started out great!!! The bass were tearing up the minnows on top...every where in Bass City. Fun was to had by all. Until...WAP, I get a 1ounce spinner bait right in the back of my head. I go straight down to my knees and tell my brother with very calmly, "Get to the back of the boat now." I grabbed my knife. My Dad said, "Put that away." As I cutt the line that was attached to the double barbed spinner bait that was know embedded in head. I stood back up not saying a word as I kept fishing. After about 5 min. with my head pounding I could not takie it anymore and went the emergency room. They said for me not to worry, it happens all the time. When the nurse said, "It usually happens when too many people fish from the same boat" I looked over at my Dad and he was smilling from ear to ear. To this day I am not sure if my Dad prompted the nurse to say that.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:18 PM   #27
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I have been hooked a few times but the worst story I have is someone we found offshore with a big problem.

We were fishing a king tournament out of Mobile and were about 40 miles south of Mobile pass. We ran to a spot that has several sunken barges where we've caught a few nice fish in the past. We fell off plane short of the wreck and began slow trolling. This spot is several sunken barges in a line so it is a good ways, maybe 300-400 yards from one end to the other. We noticed one other boat that looked to be fishing the barge farthest from us.

We fished like normal and at some point I remember hearing some yelling. For some reason it didn't sound like someone needing help, just sounded like people having a good time.

Next thing we know this boat comes right up to us. At first we were wondering what the hell they wanted but it didn't take long to figure it out. The entire boat was covered in blood! There was a man and his wife on the boat. They caught a small cobia (about 20 lbs) on a stretch 30. When the fish got in the boat the man got hooked all the way through his thumb, went in the base of the nail on top and came out the bottom. His wife came to help with the thrashing cobia, fell down in the struggle and got hooked on the inside of the leg above the Knee. They were hooked with one another and the cobia! The big hook on the stretch found the artery and blood was squirting everywhere! She was white as a ghost and looked bad!

My brother and friend jumped into their boat and cut the hooks from the stretch so they were separated. We were damn sure not going to take the hook out of her leg as be feared this might increase the blood lose, but without her husband and a cobia yanking on the stretch the blood flow slowed.

As they worked on that I called the Coast Guard. Their response was impressive! I called CG Mobile and told them the situation. With in a few minutes I get a call on the radio:

"Renegade.....Renegade this is CG aircraft 207 please confirm I am circling your position"

I look up and I'll be damned a CG airplane is circling over head! I confirm our position

The next call I get " Renegade......Renegade this is CG helo 113 leaving we are inbound eta 13 mins"

At this point we are trying to keep the woman awake. It didn't take long and the helo came in, dropped a swimmer and a basket, got the woman and headed north.

Until then I never thought about a hook putting someone's life in danger! Was pretty crazy!
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