Monday, July 26, 2010

Severe Bass Thumb

I don't want to show a picture of it. The bass thumbs. It became so painful, I actually didn't want to catch anymore smallies Saturday evening. Big bass that wouldn't quite give up when thumbed, twitching googs, dinks with their new sharp rows of tiny teeth. Blood started to seep through my tattered thumb pads. It hurts to touch.

691 Smallmouth bass from May 1st to July 26th. 4.38 smallmouth bass per hour fished in that time.

Going to Google "bass thumb solution" and post it if I find one.


  1. Try coating your thumb in one of those liquid bandages.

  2. that's one ailment that I never complain about....

  3. Pat- Bass thumb is no problem. In fact, it is a badge of honor.

    Severe bass thumb- there is little skin left. Several skin layers shredded/peeling/shedded at once, very sensistive thumb pads, blood seepage through the finger pads, deep gashes through final skin layers like cuts.

    Starting to heal shut after 5-6 days.