Stick Trick/Hook Remover

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by Shadow Hunter, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Shadow Hunter

    Shadow Hunter New Member

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    Here`s A trick I learned from A late 60`s issue of Sports Afield Magazine. Did that bluegill or any other fish for that matter swallow your hook? No problem, simply take A small stick about 12 inches long and small enough diameter to fit inside fish`s mouth down to where the hook is.Now hold your fishin line and stick together while the fish dangles below and start spinnin fish around. The line will twist around the stick and remove the hook without any harm to the fish. Wella, flathead bait good and still alive! Hope this help you pole fishin ,bait catchin ,catfishin, brothers and sisters out. Should work every time, it has for me! :0a19:
     
  2. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Now ya tell me. :roll_eyes: Been messing with them pliers all these years and sticking myself.
     

  3. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    Gonna have to bring me a stick in the boat now.
     
  4. bigcatkev

    bigcatkev New Member

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    I use this method all the time and it does work great. I grab chop stix from the chinese restaurants and they work great. Good post!
     
  5. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    That stick trick does work.
     
  6. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    I guess it must be true you can teach an old dog new tricks. Never to old to learn i guess. Thanks gonna have to give that a try for sure. Thanks for the info. Reps to ya Buddy
     
  7. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    I suppose a piece of small diameter dowel rod would work just as well as a stick,wouldn't it?
     
  8. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Sounds as though that would work, indeed. I have found it just as good and expediate to simply cut the hook off the line. Less wear and tear on the fish, and believe it or not, hooks (excpet circle hooks) are relatively cheap.
     
  9. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Sounds like a good idea to me. Ill have to give that a try.
     
  10. BigBoat99

    BigBoat99 New Member

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    Yep. It works. I used a stick years ago bank fishing as a kid. Got a boat and forgot the trick. Thanks for reminding me.
     
  11. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    Thanks Kevin gunna have to take a stick next time im getting bait.
     
  12. TN-CATFISHER

    TN-CATFISHER New Member

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    Thanks for the post Kevin. Sounds like a neat trick, but if the fish was very big and/or I wanted to release it, I'd probably cut the line at the hook first.
     
  13. Crazyfive2

    Crazyfive2 New Member

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    wow...thats a great idea. i would have never guessed that! Thanks for sharing!
     
  14. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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  15. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    I'll have to try that, hadn't heard that before, thanks. I usually just cut the line.:big_smile: