My grandson caught this bass that had fishing line coming out it's back side. I gently pulled on it to see if it would slide out, nope. We CPR'd so we don't know more than that. I have always been told that a deeply hooked fish will be fine if you cut the line- hook will dissolve. It would seem in this case the line worked it's way out before the lure dissolved. Any experiences or facts on this would be much appreciated.

StickNstring

BTW the line looks like it has been where it is for some time.