Post By: Toadfish Posted: 6/21/2016 9:49:16 AMPoints: 3788
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: Toadfish Posted: 6/21/2016 10:19:33 AM Points: 3788
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!!
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." :-/
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.
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
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 :-/
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 :-/