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Old September 19th, 2009, 09:45 PM
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Default Why go fishing while cruising?

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.

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Old September 20th, 2009, 10:14 AM
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Avid fisherman like to go fishing places they don't normally get to go. Different areas have different fish, just something new for them. Makes sense to me.

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Old September 20th, 2009, 12:32 PM
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Fishing makes perfect sense to me - it's part of the Alaska experience. It's spending valuable port time shopping for t-shirts, diamonds and other such made-elsewhere junk that I don't understand.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 05:21 PM
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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.

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Although costly, having fish processed and shipped home, is very simple to arrange. AND no better tasting fish to have!!!
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Old September 21st, 2009, 02:20 PM
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Thanks for your replies. I still don't understand, but hey, everyone is different and what makes me get all hyped up may be not true for someone else.
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