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Determine that the fishhook is deeply embedded and cannot be removed
by the string-pull method. Use ice or cold water to numb the area.
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Push the hook the rest of the way through the skin so the barb comes
out through the skin.
Carefully cut off the barb. (Wire cutters work.)
Remove the rest of the hook by pulling it back out from where it
entered the skin.
Be sure to clean the wound to prevent infection.
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