Fox News (Poorly) Describes Anatomy of Treble Hook

Being the hardcore bassheads we are, sometimes its easy to forget that, for the most part, the general population of non-anglers really doesn’t have a clue what the sport of bass fishing actually entails. Look no further than this post on for proof of this fact.

Fishing contest? Treble hook lure? Do what, now?

First of all, we don’t fish in “contests”, we fish tournaments. And check out this doozie of an attempt at describing what a treble hook is: “Robert Matsuura said his teammate Peter Lee’s treble hook lure, which was comprised of three hooks connected to three smaller hooks, struck him in the head.”

Three hooks connected to three smaller hooks? Huh? I think Fox News just accidentally invented the sextuple hook. And for the record, I have no idea what the #^&! a “treble hook lure” is, either.

If you can get past all the gobbledygook about contests and sextuple hooks you’ll discover that Lee, one half of the recently crowned FLW College Fishing Western Regional championship team, errantly delivered a wad of trebles upside Matsuura’s head during the derby at California’s Folsom Lake. Ouch.

And, of course, Matsuura did what any self-respecting tournament stick would do: he cut the hooks off, leaving two bends of the treble stuck in his dome. Then he and teammate Lee fished fished the rest of the day on their way to bagging the Western Regional title and $50,000 for Sacramento State University.

Well done, fellas. And watch out for those pesky treble hook lures. They can be nasty.

Click here for a more informed version of the story.



  1. Jeff

    October 13, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I love it, the headline especially. They portray the situation by calling it fish hook stuck inside his head. They make it sound like a knife is stuck in his head. Im not saying that being hooked is pleasant, but its not usually threatening in any way.

    He’s a national hero now, two tylenols and 50 grand later.

  2. Tumblebug

    October 14, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I read that article and had one of those “WTF are they talking about” moments.

  3. BP

    October 14, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Actually the story is from UPI, which did the story based on an article in the Sacremento Bee.

  4. admin (mostly Jay)

    October 15, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Props to the young man, and what an idea for a stinger-hooked treble hook. Fritts, are you listening?!

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