I remember one time as a kid, my dad took me and my cousin to the dock to fish. In my haste to cast my little Zebco spinfisher, I hooked my cousin in the cheek. Oops! That was a lesson learned. Thankfully, the hook was removed by Dad without much incident, my cousin was fine, and we were able to continue on with our fishing. It’s important to always look behind you before you cast to prevent hooking someone in the first place, but mistakes will happen.

If you ever wind up in a similar situation, you’ll want to know the following information. Check out this nice illustrated guide and watch the video below; it’s not for the squeamish, but some really good information is shared.

Photo: Fish With JD; Video: Total Fisherman