- It doesn't happen often, but when it does, an accident can be appalling.
- Use caution around the lures; don't get in a hurry.
- If you have a fish on, be aware where your lure ends up; a lure in the net or cradle can became dangerous if the muskie starts flailing.
- Wear sunglasses or protective eyeware.
- Make sure you know your casting-back distance; be careful of others in the boat.
- When snagged in a tree, use caution if trying to jerk free - it can come flying back in your face or others'.
- Curious Dogs and lures to NOT mix.
- When taking the protective plastic tubing off of new treble hooks, heat the plastic slightly with a hairdryer to make it easier to remove.
- Once impaled into skin, NEVER try to pull a hook out if it is past the barb. You may have to push it all the way thru, then cut the hook.
- Carry appropriate tools. If required, seek medical attention and get a tetanus booster. Some of our BEST anglers have had stitches. It only takes a second of inattention. And the Tiger is VERY
fast with the head thrash.
- Protect yourself, Protect others, Protect the Fish.
Razor sharp muskie teeth.