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Started out at daylight today and fished from the Indians to Cow without a bite. Water temp was 41 in the morning and 44.5 around noon. Was throwing a mikstick, grub and spoon, nothing. Headed back toward point 1 and pulled into a spot and tied on a megabass . Third cast, wham a 4 pound black . 5 minutes later , wham a 3 pound spot. As I was removing the hooks, wham 1 got a hook in my finger. Got the fish back in the water and started to work on me. It wouldnt budge, tried until I about peed"ed my pants. Needle nose pliars were too thick to get in there to cut the hook . Megabass hooks have the barb on the outside so the comventional string trick wouldnt work . I gave Bill a call to see if he had any tricks for those type of hooks, he didnt . I ideled over to another guy fishing and asked him if he had a pair of dykes so I could could cut the hook. He didnt have any but attempted to help get it out . After I ripped his trolling motor off and threw it in the water we decieded to give it up . Drove back to the ramp holding the stickbait in my left hand and loaded up the boat. Drove to our RV and got a pair of dykes and cut the hook off. Then off to the Dr. Went to the Skaggs walk in place in Branson West . They were real friendly and got me in quick . After telling the Doc about the hook, she decieded to push it threw . $335. later all is well . Stupid Megabass hooks ! Stupid me ! dry.gif

Dennis Boothe

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Wow! Sorry about losing the hook on the Megabass. You can replace it though right?

Mind if I piggyback my report on yours?

Had the same water temps around Aunt's Creek with a smidge cooler up by Piney Creek. I caught nothing. I threw the stickbaits and tried the spoon. I did try a shaky head for a few minutes. Marked a bunch of fish. Some were near bottom in the 31-35 foot range and some were suspended just off the bottom in the 40-44 foot range. I talked to two other guys and neither reported having even a bite. I did manage to lose quite a few spoons in the woody areas. Always nice to get the opportunity to replace the old tackle with new!

I learned a bunch of things today and was reminded of others. I learned not to leave the Gulp Alive container in the boat during the winter. I learned it is even dumber to leave it setting on top of the rest of your tackle. I learned to make sure the boat lights are plugged in when you leave the ramp. It looks like a pile of bare wires when you get home if you don't. Any recommendations on someone to fix them?

I was reminded I love Table Rock even when she treats me bad. I bumped into a good friend out there and I was reminded I need to stay in touch more.

Great day for me. Hope others fared better.

Hope that wasn't your booger picking finger there Denny!

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Those Megabass hooks with the outward-facing barbs are mean ones. Denny's a fishin buddy and my tournament partner in the TR winter series. He's plenty tough. But I've had hooks in me, too, and there reaches a point after a few minutes where the tissue swells around the hook, the nerves get super touchy and it hurts like hell just to touch it. At that point, it's doctor time. But yes, $335 is absolute highway robbery.

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Wow! Sorry about losing the hook on the Megabass. You can replace it though right?

Mind if I piggyback my report on yours?

Had the same water temps around Aunt's Creek with a smidge cooler up by Piney Creek. I caught nothing. I threw the stickbaits and tried the spoon. I did try a shaky head for a few minutes. Marked a bunch of fish. Some were near bottom in the 31-35 foot range and some were suspended just off the bottom in the 40-44 foot range. I talked to two other guys and neither reported having even a bite. I did manage to lose quite a few spoons in the woody areas. Always nice to get the opportunity to replace the old tackle with new!

I learned a bunch of things today and was reminded of others. I learned not to leave the Gulp Alive container in the boat during the winter. I learned it is even dumber to leave it setting on top of the rest of your tackle. I learned to make sure the boat lights are plugged in when you leave the ramp. It looks like a pile of bare wires when you get home if you don't. Any recommendations on someone to fix them?

I was reminded I love Table Rock even when she treats me bad. I bumped into a good friend out there and I was reminded I need to stay in touch more.

Great day for me. Hope others fared better.

Hope that wasn't your booger picking finger there Denny!

Techo, I was up your way yesterday and couldnt get bit . Just a ways past point 10 . Nope not my booger picking finger , My arm hurts worse from the tetnas

shot than my finger does .

Dennis Boothe

Joplin Mo.

For a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing

in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

~ Winston Churchill ~

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Call me next time... I could have gotten it out.

Phil, the conventional fishing line method wont work on the deadly Katsuage Out-Barb hooks . I would let you do it next time if Babler would hold my hand . laugh.gif

Dennis Boothe

Joplin Mo.

For a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing

in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

~ Winston Churchill ~

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Sorry you had such a bad day Denjac. Your story reminded me of last year fishing with my buddy. We were prefishing for our first tournament together at LOZ(Central Pro Am). He buried a Lucky craft 3.5 DD into the back of his own head on a cast. He had two hooks in his head! Those things wouldn't budge for nothing. We ended up going to the Hospital and it cost him around $400 to get those removed. On top of that we didn't catch a fish. Needless to say, it was a weekend to forget.

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$335 to remove a hook!!!! Thats retarded. I would have cut it out myself before doing that.

I wish they had told me the price before hand, but whats a guy to do? Healthcare go figure.

Dennis Boothe

Joplin Mo.

For a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing

in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

~ Winston Churchill ~

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Denjac, sorry to hear about the hook-up. Couple years ago, while we were in Canada, guy named Tom got one in his palm. He cut it off while fishing and it suck deep into the meat. He fished for 3 more days with it dug into his palm, came home and had it removed.

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