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Discussion in 'Central Ohio Fishing Reports' started by Anth, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. lets say a fish swalow's a hook , and there is no way i can get it out.
    so do i just cut the string and let him go ? what will happen to the hook.?
     
  2. Yes just cut the hook and let him go. There is acid in the fishes body to completly dissolve the hook or jus t enough to pass it or spit it out.
    Keep practicing catch and release
     

  3. Corey

    Corey OGF Team-Charter Member

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    The notion that a hook will rust away in a short time when left in a fish is an old wives tale. Some info on this was posted by Lewis on August 10th in the lounge under the title "Gut Hooked". Here is a link to the post and the accompanying article.