Fishing is an alternative recreational activity that adds fun and excitement to corporate outings. It can be incorporated into meetings as an optional activity between meetings or as an intense hands-on experience. Meeting planners should consider group size and attendees’ interests to determine the location that would offer the best fishing program for both experienced anglers and non-skilled participants. A list of some professional guides and fishing lodges are presented.Continue Reading
Fishing while on board a ship requires alternative techniques using a rod and downrigger setup or the outrigger technique. Also, lures that cast and sink well can be used and combined with natural baits. When fishing at night, light from the boat attracts squid which can be caught by net.
FISHING, PART II
How to fish from a stationary sailboat, whether in an anchorage, over a reef, or offshore waiting for wind
It was our last evening anchored in the lee of Malden Island, Republic of Kiribati. We were preparing a rainbow runner for the grill when a yellowfin tuna began to eat the fish scraps we were throwing overboard. I couldn’t help it. I chucked a piece out on my 300-pound-test monofilament hand line, and the fight began. Ten minutes later, I called Wendy to interrupt her work in the galley as I was ready for her to gaff the fish. She grabbed the gaff as I muscled the fish’s head into position only to see the hook fall out of its mouth. Wendy flopped down on her belly and free-gaffed the tuna, got to her knees, ordered me to “hold this,” grabbed a second gaff, nailed the tuna a second time, handed me the second gaff handle, and calmly headed back for the galley. I was holding the two gaffs and staring at the lifeless 70-pound yellowfin as Wendy paused, halfway down the steps, long enough to say, “Well, you said you wanted it, didn’t you?” She then casually disappeared below.Continue Reading
The outside passage up this part of the coast is Hecate Strait. For the most part, the strait is deep, but at its northern end it shallows to 60′ in many places.
This is where our new steel crab boat, which had looked so invincible tied to the dock in Seattle, almost came to grief.
It was early March 1971. As we traveled up Hecate Strait, a sourtherly gale was building, but it was behind us, and we traveled easily.Continue Reading
Improvisation is a vital skill Alaskan fishermen acquire to survive physically and financially in winter. The extreme weather of Nome, AK, exposes Nome’s fishermen to the dangers of frostbite and snowblindness, especially when they go crab fishing. The wind and high tides also pose hindrances. Crab fishing in Nome entails making a hole through 3 feet of sea ice and dropping a pot into the water. The pots used are insulated to slow freezing. In addition to crab fishing, some fishermen also engage in fossilized bone carvings and sled-dog tours to augment their winter income.
Outside Nome, Alaska, on the frozen Bering Sea, fishermen handline pots and try not to freeze off body parts.Continue Reading