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Dave:
Well the fishing was great a few days ago so I lured my wife along for her first saltwater kayak fishing trip with the promise of getting in her 'workout.'  She's obsessed with working out daily - usually a treadmill or a stationary bike - fishing is too boring as you just stand there.
Told her "You'll be pedaling for at least 3 hours!" (as the fishing is done by trolling plugs behind the Hobie).
We were launching around 6:15 am into a slightly breezy bay. 
About 30 yards off the beach I grabbed a plug out of my tupperware box just behind me to the left and was bringing it around to the front of the yak when the rear hook got caught in some rigging and set the front treble into the palm of my hand. Didn't even make one cast yet!  :doh2:

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That was 6:20 am.
Had it been later in the morning I may have decided a less aggressive approach.

Grabbed the pliers for a grip and rip

1
   2
      3
          Rip
               
Nope - didn't want to back out.

Again  1
              2
                  3
                       "FUDGE"
Only it wasn't really 'Fudge'

It did git er done!
My wife hollered over "Is everything OK?"
Yeah, we're good to go!


This is 7:30am

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We ended up catching 3 bass. 
Unfortunately Barb only had a few hits and didn't actually hook into one.  I passed off the rod to her on one of mine though.
If you look to the right of the pic in the background you can see NYC

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Anyway, she had a good time and may try it again (provided the planets align!).

pitw:
There is something to be said for barbless hooks.   That didn't look like fun at all.  Have only done it a couple times myself. :doh2:

nastygunz:
Rusty, yikes!

Todd Rahm:
Ouch indeed. Glad I'm not the only one that seems to do that stuff.............. ................... .Exactly how you described it too.  :innocentwhistle:

Dave:

--- Quote from: pitw on May 02, 2018, 08:46:40 AM ---There is something to be said for barbless hooks.

--- End quote ---
HAHA - I was thinking the same!

Thank god it went in the way it did and not have the weight, and thrashing, of a fish on it.  I'm very careful with clearance of hooks when clamping down those fish grippers.  And then it's the long nosed pliers to remove the plug/lure.  Just need to be more careful during the in-between times.

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