Originally Posted by redhawkfish
At East Fork I was throwing a crankbait around shoreline cover and barely hung on a tree, I gave it a jerk and stared at my lure in the air all the way back as two of the treble hooks buried in my thigh below the barbs. Emergency room doctor shot a local in and pushed the hooks out and cut the barbs with wire cutters and then slid the hooks back out.
I once pulled a Crappie hook (1/32 oz) out of a tree and it smacked back into my thigh. We were on a four day fishing trip 3 hours from home and this was day 1.
The hook was buried entirely up to the lead head.
I didn't want to miss any fishing so I pulled it out (and a good bit of flesh) with a pliers. I'm a bit more careful about this now and I always were glasses when fishing.