Do Not Lip A Yellowfin!

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  1. geofish

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    Was in a WFO Yellowfin bite yesterday. Some how we misplaced our needle nose pliers.

    So I lipped a 20lb class YFT trying to remove the circle hook perfectly set in the corner of its mouth......

    Ouch! Not gonna say it was a big mistake cause you gotta do what you gotta do, with what you have.......

    Don’t try it if you can help it, unless you have leathery Werfless hands.......

    BTW, we found the needle nose pliers at the bottom of the bait tank. We couldn’t see it cause the bait lasted the whole day.....

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    That would make a great photo.
     
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    That's actually not too bad.... I would've thought your hand would've gotten ripped up a lot more than that!
     
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    I'm having flashbacks to last year's bonito run
     
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    Keep it clean don't let that PUFF up on you . A gal I know spent 6 days in the hospital after a trip with about the same wound . Well she got tickled by a gaff but similar . Take Care , Good lesson !
     
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    Been a few guys on here that learned the same lesson about Halibut.:emoji_confounded:
     
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    Ouch!
     
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    Halibut. No joke. I got a just legal one and went to lip it. Didn’t even think about what I was doing. My buddy watched and thought. I had some special technique. I didn’t. It but down on my thumb and I bled everywhere.

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    They have gills you know! I always spike before doing anything else.
     
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    Yup, his gills came out right after the hook. Perhaps I should change my order ....?
     
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    Whenever I lose my needle nose or ****s, the first place I look Is
    the bottom of the bait tank.
    It’s usually there! LOL
     
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    Whenever I lose my needle nose or ****s, the first place I look Is
    the bottom of the bait tank.
    It’s usually there! LOL
     
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    Whenever I lose my needle nose or d y k e s, the first place I look Is
    the bottom of the bait tank.
    It’s usually there! LOL
     
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    It was. But we didn’t find it until we emptied the bait tank at the end of the day.
     
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    Here’s an update. I forgot to include this wound....

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    Pfft. That's the minor leagues there. This is what happens when you lip a 32" Corvina... :emoji_wink:

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    Ouch.
     
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    Ain’t no fun when da bunny got the gun!
     
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    Phew I guess I'm not the only guy who's done that lmao.
     
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    Just tail grab them.
     
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