Probably those damned pufferfish. Had the same thing happening to my baits off that very same pier. Dont ever get your fingers caught in the jaws of a pufferfish. They will take your fingertip right off or pinch the living daylights out of it.
I read about a kid in Australia that got attacked between his legs. Puffer bit his nads or something.... Ouch!!!
The gods do not subtract the alotted span in men's lives the hours spent in fishing.