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#1 Feb-11-17 5:13PM

Curly
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161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

Came down to visit my mom and got some fishing in.  First expedition was to an old haunt.  First fish was this 20" jack (chain pickerel).
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb119/cokeempire/IMG_1151_zpsuxldgjkf.jpg
Had some very nice colors.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb119/cokeempire/IMG_1152_zpsz0lzpfna.jpg
Next fish was a 20.5" at 5.16 lbs.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb119/cokeempire/IMG_1153_zpsvjgvpphx.jpg
Next was a 2.87 pounder.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb119/cokeempire/IMG_1154_zpsqdqfcnsh.jpg.
Then hooked one that was around 2 lbs.  As I reached down to grap it, the lure popped free with my head directly over the fish and tension still on the lure.  In an instant I had a hook in my lip ( I weigh 161 lbs).  Could tell it was deep but could not see how bad.  Walked back to the truck and looked in the rear-view.  Not good.  Decided that a trip to the ER was not worth it.  Got my needle-nose plyers and pulled it out using the mirror just like I would a fish.  Yeah it was painful, but could have been much worse I guess. Here is a pic with the hook almost out (had to take a break without any pain killer).
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb119/cokeempire/IMG_1157_zpsqqczbifg.jpg


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#2 Feb-11-17 5:32PM

Ernie
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

Ouch!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#3 Feb-11-17 6:35PM

drxfish
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From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

Better get a tetanus shot with that rusty hook.  BTW, nice fish, Curly!


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#4 Feb-12-17 8:18AM

Curly
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

drxfish wrote:

Better get a tetanus shot with that rusty hook.  BTW, nice fish, Curly!

Not rust..............blood.  Shiny hooks.


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#5 Feb-12-17 8:31AM

Ernie
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

So you finally got your lip piercing!


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#6 Feb-12-17 8:46AM

Osprey
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

Good thing it wasn't the trade mark jig, might be missing a tooth. Nice fish btw.


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#7 Feb-12-17 11:50AM

firemunkee
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

Nice catch!


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#8 Feb-12-17 1:14PM

Curly
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

firemunkee wrote:

Nice catch!

Yeah, but a little painful in the end....


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#9 Feb-12-17 2:39PM

drxfish
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

Hope all heals well!


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#10 Feb-12-17 3:12PM

Curly
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

drxfish wrote:

Hope all heals well!

Still a little swollen.......but should be fine.  I'm no Dr. or surgeon, so just a little damage during the "extraction"... big_smile

No sugar with the wife tonight! lol lol

Last edited by Curly (Feb-12-17 3:15PM)


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#11 Feb-13-17 4:28AM

jumping jasper
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Registered: Apr-03-07
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

Son of a gun!
Thanks for taking one for the team. (good reminder about removing hooks)
I think we have all taken hooks out with a little pressure on the line. Not again!

Hope it heals quick. For Ellen's sake of course. wink


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#12 Feb-13-17 8:25AM

backtofuturetoyota
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From: Centreville/Lake Anna
Registered: Jan-12-12
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

Great report bud!!  You're a trooper to take one for the team (as jasper said).  If you need any quick shots....I'd be happy to send my niece over.  She's a ER nurse at INOVA, so she is always wanting to stick me with needles....I'm happy to deflect and offer you the same!

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#13 Feb-14-17 5:15PM

hookup
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

And that is why I hate trebles

Glad to hear you're ok but do monitor the injury for an infection

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#14 Feb-15-17 12:45PM

NOVAhunter
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Registered: Mar-03-09
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

Holly... Wow... Ouch... uhhh wow...

I hooked myself deep in the hand a few years ago. I had to go to the ER to let them dig it out. I started to get a little light headed in the kayak when I first started working on it. After that, I decided I didn't need barbs on my hooks anymore.

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#15 Feb-15-17 1:06PM

Ernie
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

Curly wrote:

Still a little swollen.......but should be fine.

Any post hook in lip pics?

hookup wrote:

And that is why I hate trebles

As do I but I no longer have any....


NOVAhunter wrote:

After that, I decided I didn't need barbs on my hooks anymore.

Yep...same here plus all single now!


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#16 Feb-15-17 3:44PM

Curly
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

Ernie wrote:

Any post hook in lip pics?

No need.........didn't even leave a mark! smile


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#17 Oct-12-17 2:05PM

NOVAhunter
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From: Ashburn, va
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

Saw this during lunch today and thought of this thread... After putting a hook deep in my hand years ago I am totally barb less and always wear glasses of some type when fishing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3rfXtGJ15Q

Last edited by NOVAhunter (Oct-13-17 10:32AM)

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#18 Oct-13-17 6:12AM

Aches n Pains
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Re: 161 Pounder on North Carolina Trip

Curly, looks like Photobucket finally caught up with you.  Can't see the picture and Photobucket is griping about you needing an upgrade.

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