This is something that has always boggled my mind...well, not always, but I am curious to know. Why do some people go fishing while cruising? What do they do with the fishes they catch? I've never gone fishing and I don't think I would enjoy sitting waiting for a fish to catch the line, but evidently some people enjoy this while on a cruise.
While on our Alaska cruise in 2006 my hubby saw folks fishing around the area and so wanted to try it. On our stop in Ketchican we were walking around the Creek area and he found a shop that rented tackle. That was all he needed! He rented a pole, purchased a 1 day permit and off to the creek he went. After about 30 minutes he got a hit, a nice size salmon. I took pictures and a short video. He was the happiest man in town! He threw the fish back and was done. It was the highlight of our stop in Ketchican and he still talks about it. If we ever go back to Alaska I am sure he will do it again to see if he can catch a bigger fish. Some on our ship went on a fishing excursion and had their catch packaged and sent to their home. That was too much work for my hubby he just wanted to be able to say he had caught a salmon.