Not my story, but my wife's. I'm not much on fishing but she always wanted me to take her salmon fishing. I figured out that it would cost less for me to hire a guide to take both of us out than it would in fuel for my boat for a day of idling around waiting for some stupid fish to hit my lure.
Long story short, we spend a day running up and down the Columbia with the guide on his ~26' aluminum boat. He and I had a couple of hits during the day but nothing landed. In the middle of the afternoon she got a hit on her line that was a solid one. She quickly set the hook and about 45 minutes later here she is with her Chinook.
She landed it by herself and later said it was more tiring than childbirth. Myself, I've never found childbirth to be too tiring so I had nothing to compare. That's one time when I was smart enough to keep my mouth shut. Doesn't happen often, but I'm always glad when it does happen.