This particular image has a short story. We were muskie fishing when a big fish showed up behind his bait, but it swung off and was just hanging out looking at us in the boat. I was finishing a retrieve on the opposite side of the boat and decided to rainbow my bucktail from my side to his side hoping to tempt the big predator with a different looking bait. I missed and hit him in the back of the head. Blood everywhere, but we pressed on. We finished the night with a 51 and 45 incher close to midnight.
The damaged skull was quickly forgotten!
Have you ever done anything like this? Or accidentally hooked yourself?