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Lake: McKay Lake

OUCH! I forgot how much this hurts!

Post By: Toadfish      Posted: 6/21/2016 9:49:16 AM     Points: 3831    
Well I was fishing with my buddy at McKay last night, we got into some crappie and LMB and then WHAM! I caught a lunker! Turns out there is no MA available for "Toadfish"... So yeah ended up in the ER with this lil beauty!
 Reply by: Azled2zep      Posted: 6/21/2016 9:51:49 AM     Points: 3
Ouch! Did you have a bottle of Jack that you took to the ER? Wicked.

On a sidenote, is that a KVD sexy shad or citrus pattern?
 Reply by: phidoux      Posted: 6/21/2016 9:52:41 AM     Points: 7820
That is the biggest sucker you will ever catch.

Unless you put on some weight.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 6/21/2016 10:00:39 AM     Points: 43262
That looks wicked painful Nate!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 6/21/2016 10:01:03 AM     Points: 70136
no fun. no fun at all. Maybe you could send in the MA with pic and they'll start a new species for it?
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 6/21/2016 10:05:50 AM     Points: 43262
You should have held a penny in the photo.
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 6/21/2016 10:19:33 AM     Points: 3831
HAHAHAHAHA!!!! I wasn't even thinking about the penny but that would've been awesome! AWB you're right, I'll mail it in with the other 2 and see!

It was wicked painful and is in fact a fat sexy shad. It's an off brand from WalMart but it catches fish! And the hooks are SHARP! Pretty good at catching people too apparently! At least the docs at the hospital saved my thumb and my crank bait, without even cutting off 1 of the hooks. They just cut me and yanked that bad boy out the same way it went in. Only downside was the top of my thumb was not affected by the 2 injections of Lidocaine they gave me so I could feel it as they were cutting and yanking. Next time this happens ( I hope it's never) I will have the Jack Daniels on reserve for sure!!
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 6/21/2016 10:52:01 AM     Points: 34761
That it a miserable looking place to hook yourself!!! OUCH!!

Ever see the fishing line trick to remove a hook?

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 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 6/21/2016 11:48:41 AM     Points: 3831
I've seen it before, and was debating it, but I tried pulling it out myself with my pliers and it wouldn't budge.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 6/21/2016 11:58:41 AM     Points: 7372
That makes my ass hole pucker just looking at it. No fun to get that removed but what else can you do. I have had two trips to the ER to have hooks removed and it's never something to look forward to.
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 6/21/2016 12:05:26 PM     Points: 73748
Why did you do that for man?
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 6/21/2016 12:51:20 PM     Points: 758
That is a nice catch there buddy - but I hope you threw it back. Those Toadfish don't eat for crap - taste like beard and cigs....

Tough luck man - looks like it hurt
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 6/21/2016 12:58:24 PM     Points: 3831
HAHAHA Yard Dogs that is awesome! You're they don't taste very good at all. I told my wife we should get a repro made cause that was a great catch and she said "no thanks, I'd like to have a decent looking reproduction made. Catch me a catfish or carp or something prettier." :-/
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 6/21/2016 1:22:57 PM     Points: 19445
OUUUUCCCCHHHHH!!!!!Have had plenty of hooks in my hands but not like that.
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: 6/21/2016 5:37:03 PM     Points: 2617
Next time push the barb all the way through and cut it off.
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 6/21/2016 5:52:42 PM     Points: 3831
Rog, both me and the doctors in the ER tried that, but the hook was too small and too stuck it wasn't going through whatever it had stabbed into. That's what I normally do, but this time is was stuck in either nail bed, or the hard gristle like cudicle stuff and wouldn't budge.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 6/21/2016 6:15:09 PM     Points: 70136
Toad.. hopefully these pics make ya feel better. That is the same lure that is in the finger of two different people in successive years. That particular lure has now hooked three people. Since they all know I change hooks on my lures their biggest question was.. what hooks did I use? lol
 Reply by: ualgremlin      Posted: 6/21/2016 6:30:41 PM     Points: 3552
Ugh! (submitted this comment after waking up from passing out)
 Reply by: JKaboom      Posted: 6/21/2016 6:33:23 PM     Points: 314
Smart choice on the ER - the location of that hookup is horrible!!!
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 6/21/2016 9:43:18 PM     Points: 3831
Yeah, never had to go to the ER for hook removal before, that location was TERRIBLE. I think it messed up a tendon and a nerve because my thumb is completely jacked. Guess that means my baitcasting practice is going to have to take a break for a bit :-/
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: 6/21/2016 10:02:14 PM     Points: 1819
I did that in Nebraska, Toad - I too ended up in ER with two fingers joined by a trebble hook - pretty talented.

Fast and easy removal once numbed but no fun until then.

Hope you got at least some fish on that abused little lake -
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 6/21/2016 10:22:00 PM     Points: 3831
We got into quite a few fish actually! Glad more of the bucket brigade there don't know what they're doing. All of the people I saw catching were releasing so that was cool. I wish the numbing injections would have reached where the hook was, that was almost unbearable. The hook made a nice ripping sound as the doc pulled it out and I could feel it all :-/
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 6/22/2016 12:48:22 AM     Points: 34761
You will never question why some people pinch the barbs on their hooks, that's for sure.
 Reply by: Basschaser      Posted: 6/24/2016 1:17:00 PM     Points: 1270
Don't mean to point this out but... You went to ER for that? And just so you know, ice will numb it up just like the ER stuff or even better.
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 6/24/2016 4:55:02 PM     Points: 3831
Thanks for the FYI and question basschaser! As far as going to the ER for that, hell yes I did and don't regret it. $150 hospital bill was totally worth it!
 Reply by: Basschaser      Posted: 6/25/2016 8:52:12 AM     Points: 1270
Toad, your insurance is better then mine..

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