Yah man I've heard about that thing. Apparently the only way to get it out is to actually cut off the penis...that SUCKS
Nah, they've surgically removed the fish before. The show River Monsters had this guy on the show one time, think he was Italian, or some kind of Spanish. Anyways, they still have the one they pulled out of him preserved in a jar. Pretty horrific.
Think they used a special endoscope with "grabbers" on it to...well you can see where this is going.
Thank God. I learned about this is my ecology class like 5 years ago and I guess at that time that was the only way.