View Full Version : Swallowed hook?

May 1st, 2009, 09:11 AM
I've been having more and more fish swallow my hooks with the bait. I've always figured they would die if I cut the line and let them go, but a guy told me the fish can digest the hook? Any truth to this?

mtn WJ
May 1st, 2009, 09:54 AM
The fish wont digest the hook - but if they are small non-barbed hooks they can pass them. I caught a fisht and found a hook in it belly when I cleaned it. Now I am more carefully when removing the guts during cleaning.

May 1st, 2009, 12:05 PM
what happens is eventually the hook will rust away inside the fish if you cut the line. just make sure you cut the line as close to the hook as possible as this is what can cause the problems if you cut the line long the fish still has to pass that.