Way to go, Barb!

I hate to hear that you had to run that hook on thru your finger... there's a very easy way to remove them that is virtually painless. I've used the trick many times, and it works on big and small hooks (not sure about a treble hook though). All you need is some tippet, string, or floss. Let's see if I can find instructions online...

Here go: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2231.html

About halfway down the page, "string yank technique." I'm telling you, it works like a charm. Grannyknot can testify!