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Ok, I'm sure we've all hooked way too many of our aquatic best friends in the gullet. And I'm sure that all too often we've all just cut the line and hoped for the best for them. Check this out ... index.html Since I read this last season I've been removing hooks buried in the gullet and most often it works great. There are cases when the barb gets all hooked up and results in a lot of bleeding, but thankfully that is fewer and fewer the better I get at this technique. If you've ever seen a fish trying to crap out a hook(I have, and let me tell ya, it ain't pretty!!! Try it yourself sometime! It also proved to me that most hooks are not going to be 'eaten up' by the fish's stomach acids!), then I'm sure you'll try a bit harder to remove those gullet hooked hooks!
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