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Bleeders & swallowed hooks

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After seeing floating fish and recent posts about bleeders, we need to share our techniques in hook removal. These are mine.
- If the hook is not visible, cut the line as short as possible and leave it. Digestive fluids can dissolve most.
- Hook in gullet - rotate the eye of the hook towards the gill, then use needle nose pliers through the gill to remove. There was a detailed drawling of this in a bass magazine a few months ago. Can anybody tell me where?
- Pour a "little" citrus acid based soda (Spite is best) on bleeding area. The acid helps blood vessels shrink and stop the bleeding.
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i know how to get a treble hook out of your finger pop it out through the skin and pull it out backwards. i would know.
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