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Title: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Dominick on October 31, 2018, 03:31:26 PM
Like the subject line says, any advise will be appreciated.  I am tired of getting spiked.  Those little stab wounds stay painful for weeks sometimes.  Dominick


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: steelfish on October 31, 2018, 03:39:32 PM
I always carry a "nice" floating and alluminium plier but also carry a long nose plier for those deep hook-ups

you can search for one of these


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: oldmanjoe on October 31, 2018, 07:28:53 PM
www.harborfreight.com/12-inch-locking-clamp-94952.html

  I keep 2 of these just for sail cats...


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Cor on October 31, 2018, 09:03:28 PM
I also keep a long nose pliers on my belt, but use it seldom.   I fish mainly with triple hooks and even with barbs flattened it is sometimes difficult to remove and seems easier with fingers.


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Shark Hunter on October 31, 2018, 09:09:31 PM
Dominick,
I always have two heavy duty dehookers with me when Sharking.
They are made of stainless and come from across the pond.
I've learned a different method on the smaller ones.
Pulling on the leader to keep the hook inline and a quick tug pops it right out.
The Arc dehooker is very popular using this method.



Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Tiddlerbasher on November 01, 2018, 04:00:37 AM
I either use long locking forceps or a variation of these:
https://www.rokmax.com/shop/afw-hook-remover.aspx?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItcCUgpKz3gIVy-R3Ch3z7gBjEAQYAiABEgL3w_D_BwE


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Keta on November 01, 2018, 04:40:14 AM
If you are releasing salmon I have some similer to this I can send you.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/361322692030-0-1/s-l1000.jpg)


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: oc1 on November 01, 2018, 05:26:22 AM
A piece of coat hanger wire with a 180 degree bend on one end and a larger loop to use as a handle on the other end.  Grab the leader with the wire.  While holding the leader taught, slide the wire down the leader until it is around the bend of the hook.  Pull the hook out of the fish.  Same principle as Lee's.

You never need to touch the fish if it has some weight.  For small panfish hold the leader in one hand, the wire in the other hand, with the fish dangling in the middle.  Then flip the fish off the hook.
-steve


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Keta on November 01, 2018, 05:34:19 AM
Mine are free and heavier than coat hangers Steve.  I have used a cup hook in a dowel in the past too.


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Dominick on November 01, 2018, 08:11:54 AM
Mine are free and heavier than coat hangers Steve.  I have used a cup hook in a dowel in the past too.

Free!!! I guess one cannot beat that price.  I'll pay the postage.  Dominick


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Hardy Boy on November 01, 2018, 08:26:39 AM
I use one of my gaff's hook for a de hooker. Works great and you don't have to bring the fish out of the water. I also have two pair of needle nose pliers handy (one in the stern and one near the bow). I agree free is good. Keta is a generous man ......................... thanks for the descenders.


Cheers:

Todd


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Keta on November 01, 2018, 08:44:58 AM
Thank OCEAN.

https://oceaned.org/ (https://oceaned.org/)


.


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: oldmanjoe on November 01, 2018, 10:09:49 AM
 ;D  Home made  26 inch bicycle spoke , bend and glue into a dowel ..


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Dominick on November 01, 2018, 10:11:24 AM
Joey, it looks like you heeded your grandpa's advice.  Thanks.  Dominick


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: steelfish on November 01, 2018, 10:58:34 AM
If you are releasing salmon I have some similer to this I can send you.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/361322692030-0-1/s-l1000.jpg)

This looks like a winner
I will try to make one similar


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Gfish on November 01, 2018, 11:10:57 AM
If you ain't gonna eat 'em, think barbless. Then onea those bent wire dealies looks like it'ed work great, and not a great loss if it heads down ta Davy Jones Locker.


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Bryan Young on November 01, 2018, 03:37:35 PM
Thank OCEAN.

https://oceaned.org/ (https://oceaned.org/)

You should invite Dominick to come up and help fix the attendees of the saltwater sportsman show's reels for it.    ;D ;)


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Keta on November 01, 2018, 04:12:41 PM
You should invite Dominick to come up and help fix the attendees of the saltwater sportsman show's reels for it.    ;D ;)

He would have fun.


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Tightlines666 on November 01, 2018, 04:29:13 PM
The best qualuty, strongest long-handled dehooker IMHO id the ARC long-handled dehooker.  I have used it to dehook thousands of sharks and pelagics offshore.  It is highly effective, floats, and breaks down into 2 pieces for storage.  They aren't cheap though, $190 for one with 2-4' sections.  They also make a long-handled line/wire cutter, both tools allow you to replace the blades, or overall heads if required ($162 for 2-4'section pole).  You can set up the poles as long as you want by buying more 4 or 6'' sections, and replacement blades are available.

https://dehooker4arc.com/store/product.cfm/mode/details/id/413/4-arc-dehooker-working-end-section-pigtail-curl

https://dehooker4arc.com/store/product.cfm/mode/details/id/410/arc-8-pole-breakdown-2-4-sections-big-game-dehooker

https://dehooker4arc.com/store/product.cfm/mode/details/id/417/4-noaa-laforce-middle-section-extended-reach

These are the best made IMHO.


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Alto Mare on November 01, 2018, 04:58:35 PM
These do a pretty good job on the smaller guys:

(https://i.imgur.com/SpyZxxI.jpg)

Took the day off and those actually came handy on a few catfish today
(https://i.imgur.com/KCzUz1X.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/n3diRbj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5RGbJ8s.jpg)

Sal


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: gstours on November 01, 2018, 05:11:36 PM
   Thanks for any and all advise.   Just throw the dand pish in da cooler.  work on et later.  keep et simple.     Just kidding of coarse ???
        Butt i do like unkle Lees new sombreroow.    I do have to agree there are many variations of de- hookers,,  Alan forbits the 13 year old rule so I just watch and smile...... ;)


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Dominick on November 02, 2018, 11:55:20 AM
Thanks guys for all the advice.  John, I'm not going for that kind of money.  Dominick


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Fishy247 on November 02, 2018, 12:41:09 PM
Hey Dom, isn't that what deckhands are for?  ;)


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Tightlines666 on November 02, 2018, 02:11:12 PM
Thanks guys for all the advice.  John, I'm not going for that kind of money.  Dominick

Not many would. 

They do work great on large sharks and fiesty billfish though, and I just wanted to post a link because they do work great, and they may be of some interest to someone.

John


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Dominick on November 02, 2018, 03:12:34 PM
Hey Dom, isn't that what deckhands are for?  ;)

You're right.  I mostly fish in Mexico with a deckhand.  But going out with friends (friends don't unhook fish you catch) I have to do it myself.  I put a glove on to unhook a rock fish and was stuck by the top spine.  It went through to the bone and hurt for more than 2 weeks.  I could not put pressure on it for a full 2 weeks.  Dominick


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: gstours on November 02, 2018, 04:39:36 PM
  Dommie,  ask Lee as he has some very good de hookers and  thats my best advice,  Tightlines has the link,  Im using these.  they can do circle hooks and jays.   What did you tell the little spiny rockfish anyway??????


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Dominick on November 03, 2018, 05:02:16 PM
    What did you tell the little spiny rockfish anyway??????

In accordance with regulation No. 1 (known as the 12 year old rule) I cannot put it into print here, butt it went something like this "you rotten piece of &^%$%."  :D Then I took it home and ate it.   :-*  With a bottle of Chianti.  Dominick


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: gstours on November 03, 2018, 05:34:18 PM
   Hey Dommie,  just buy you a ARC dehooker....Dont be Cheep, ???  if the wifee see,s it just say its a tie out that terrible dog screw in the ground thing to help her manage things.  ;D   Linda wil fold in your arms knowing that she was wrong and you do care! :-*
   I got stuck backin September by a spiny little bas----.  it caused an early death of the fish,   i,m suffering butt dont paste stuff like tat her e ,   only on the 21+ older section you might be locked out of???? :-*


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Cor on November 03, 2018, 10:11:11 PM
Hey Dom, isn't that what deckhands are for?  ;)

   Hey Dommie,  just buy you a ARC dehooker....Dont be Cheep, ???  if the wifee see,s it just say its a tie out that terrible dog screw in the ground thing to help her manage things.  ;D   Linda wil fold in your arms knowing that she was wrong and you do care! :-*
   I got stuck backin September by a spiny little bas----.  it caused an early death of the fish,   i,m suffering butt dont paste stuff like tat her e ,   only on the 21+ older section you might be locked out of???? :-*

This being a multi national website I think it wise to point out to Dominick that some of his friends are not being very polite in terms of some other languages where "Dom" or "Dommie" has a rather unflattering meaning  ;D ;D


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: oc1 on November 03, 2018, 11:33:32 PM
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2502218/ (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2502218/) :o


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Dominick on November 04, 2018, 04:25:27 PM
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2502218/ (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2502218/) :o
Thanks Steve.  I knew about foreign matter from fish stab wounds.  You'd think that swimming around in salt water would be sterile.  Butt no...Dominick


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: swill88 on November 04, 2018, 04:40:14 PM
Is there a 'spine proof' glove?

Steve



Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Gfish on November 04, 2018, 07:29:32 PM
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2502218/ (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2502218/) :o
Thanks Steve.  I knew about foreign matter from fish stab wounds.  You'd think that swimming around in salt water would be sterile.  Butt no...Dominick
Just diffrent kinds of microbes.


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Swami805 on November 04, 2018, 08:10:47 PM
I keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide with my tackle. Even line cuts can get nasty when fish slime is added. Many species of fish have a bit of toxic material on the spines,some worse than others. Very hot water can help as soon as it happens but on a boat that can be a problem. The peroxide won't help that.


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: steelfish on November 08, 2018, 01:16:40 PM
I keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide with my tackle. Even line cuts can get nasty when fish slime is added. Many species of fish have a bit of toxic material on the spines,some worse than others. Very hot water can help as soon as it happens but on a boat that can be a problem. The peroxide won't help that.

compadre Sheridan, I read that its a good idea to have a small bottle of bleach or even chloride wipes on the boat to clean any cut or fish bite as soon as it happen


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Maxed Out on November 08, 2018, 02:29:39 PM

 I use an old golf club.....cut off the head and insert piece round metal stock bent in J form, and cement in with epoxy


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Dominick on November 08, 2018, 02:37:44 PM
I got the de hooker from Keta.  She be fulla mojo.   :D Thanks Lee.  Dominick


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Keta on November 08, 2018, 03:02:58 PM
Any time.


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: conchydong on November 08, 2018, 04:11:16 PM
I keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide with my tackle. Even line cuts can get nasty when fish slime is added. Many species of fish have a bit of toxic material on the spines,some worse than others. Very hot water can help as soon as it happens but on a boat that can be a problem. The peroxide won't help that.

compadre Sheridan, I read that its a good idea to have a small bottle of bleach or even chloride wipes on the boat to clean any cut or fish bite as soon as it happen

When I was a kid and went with my uncle commercial fishing for Yellowtail Snapper with handlines, we would soak our hands in water mixed with bleach to prevent infection. It seemed to work back then.


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: gstours on November 15, 2018, 09:46:52 AM
  You want to prevent an infection period... I always have a plastic bottle of rubbing alcohol in the cabin, and a spray bottle od 50-50 water and clorox on the deck.   its the 151 under the skipper seat,  its usually low or out. ???
  Sometimes antiseptic ointments are good insurance if you have to tape up a cut or wound.  Waterproof tape and steril pads.  Then if on a finger or palm put on a xx large latex glove on to keep the wound clean and dry.  THEN go back to fishing !!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Miles Offshore on January 20, 2019, 12:21:23 PM
Homemade with a piece of stainlessrod through a 4" piece of broomhandle. Stainless goes through twice and is bent over to hold in place Works great finishes at about 12" long. Use it offshore for mahi, wahoos and tuners


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: philaroman on January 20, 2019, 01:36:32 PM
I keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide with my tackle. Even line cuts can get nasty when fish slime is added. Many species of fish have a bit of toxic material on the spines,some worse than others. Very hot water can help as soon as it happens but on a boat that can be a problem. The peroxide won't help that.

compadre Sheridan, I read that its a good idea to have a small bottle of bleach or even chloride wipes on the boat to clean any cut or fish bite as soon as it happen

When I was a kid and went with my uncle commercial fishing for Yellowtail Snapper with handlines, we would soak our hands in water mixed with bleach to prevent infection. It seemed to work back then.
  You want to prevent an infection period... I always have a plastic bottle of rubbing alcohol in the cabin, and a spray bottle od 50-50 water and clorox on the deck.   its the 151 under the skipper seat,  its usually low or out. ???
  Sometimes antiseptic ointments are good insurance if you have to tape up a cut or wound.  Waterproof tape and steril pads.  Then if on a finger or palm put on a xx large latex glove on to keep the wound clean and dry.  THEN go back to fishing !!!!!!!!!!

I use the little eye-drop bottles -- nozzle pops out to refill w/ whatever:
Betadine, peroxide, ethanol, ammonia, vinegar, etc.


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Keta on January 21, 2019, 07:42:16 AM
  You want to prevent an infection period... I always have a plastic bottle of rubbing alcohol in the cabin, and a spray bottle od 50-50 water and clorox on the deck.   

Before I quit killing halibut over 60# we carried a bottle of the cheapest vodka we could get to squirt in the gills of a big butt to calm them down before bringing them in the boat.  I'm sure vodka would work as well as rubbing alcohol for killing the crud in cuts.


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Dominick on January 21, 2019, 10:28:28 AM
Vodka rocks for everything.  Dominick


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: philaroman on January 21, 2019, 02:56:47 PM
nah...  a libation w/ neither flavor, nor odor, is only good for one thing -- functional alcoholism


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: Dominick on January 21, 2019, 06:36:22 PM
I went to Wayne's house for dinner last week.  I had a couple of glasses of zin and then he brought out some homemade lemoncello, made with 190 proof alcohol.  Wow!  One drink and I could feel the warmth.  8) Decided on a second.  :P The wife had to drive home.  ;D Dominick


Title: Re: I would like some recommendations for a dehooking tool
Post by: japeto on October 27, 2019, 04:48:46 PM
I use this stainless steel dehooker made by Baker.  The model number is HXSS.  Priceless!