Proper fish hook removal requires three crucial steps to ensure it’s done safely and efficiently.
In this video, an angler gets a hook lodged in his hand as he is attempting to release the fish.
Luckily for you, this gave him the perfect opportunity to film a video all about proper fish hook removal.
You have to love his parting words: “You do what you have to do. Let’s get back to fishing.”
Another key part of proper fish hook removal is remaining calm and evaluating the situation before it gets worse. These guys knew to cut the line and get the fish out of the boat before any more damage was caused to the angler’s hand.
In case you missed it, proper fish hook removal has three steps: pushing the hook through, crimping the barb, and removing what’s left of the hook. Although this guy was lucky to have a buddy with him, if you follow these steps well, you can probably remove a hook on your own, should this happen next time you’re on the water.