Short of death, what's the worst injuries you, or someone you know has sustained while catfishing? For example... I was dumb enough to grab a catfish which was hiding in a rusty waterheater. Injuries included multiple moderate to severe lacerations to my wrist, removal of large portions of skin, and bruised swollen fingers. I know someone who got stabbed all the way through the meaty part of the hand by a catfish. Also saw a friend get hooked by a trotline and almost got pulled from the boat. He was screaming bloody murder " I'm hooked!! I'm hooked!!" Then he had to do the whole push the hook the rest of the way through, and snip off the barb. First time I actually whitnessed this procedure. We laughed forever. Still laughing actually.