The Ohio is up and moving fast, Mean Gene the Fishing Machine and I went to Ft Knox to fish in one of their lakes. I wanted to catch a cat, big or little, I didn't care. I have been skunked by him this year and I need to save my pride. :wink: Did I catch a fish...NO! Did I get my line wet...NO! Did I catch anything...YES, my little finger. Don't ask me how I did it, don't know. All I know is that it hurt like HE!!. It was in good and deep. Poured 1/4 can of beer on it and drank the rest real quick. Iced the tip of my finger to numb it, took pliers and tried to advance the hook out so I could cut the barb off (and keep fishing). Didn't work due to the shape of the Circle Hook. Tried to back it up, mistake. That hurt real bad. :crazy: Drove the boat back to the ramp, some guy putting in his boat and he tried the "fishing line" trick Big Mistake, thought I was going to pass out. :0a35:Gave up, went to the E/R, I knew it would need to be numbed, antibiotics, and tetanus shot. E/R doc finally had to cut it out. It still hurts really bad, but I am going down to the bank and fish as soon as I post this. Moral of this story, be careful with Circle Hooks as they are unforgiving and they have a quick, hard bite.