Summer is the season a lot of folks will be out fishing. I’ve been hooked before and I’ve seen other hooked before. If you know what you are doing it is relatively painless to remove the hook without causing further damage.
All I can say after watching this video which gives an excellent demonstration of removing a hook from your leg is that Chad Hoover of Kayak Bassin’ is one dedicated teacher. Not many people I know – and I include myself here – would actually stick a treble hook in their own leg to show how to properly remove it.