Having fished once or twice, medicine these would appear to be a bad idea. First: where would you put your fishing license? Second, and most importantly, as bad as a fishing hook to the hand is, one in the “man parts” would be much, much worse.
Dean H. Meginniss of Spokane, Washington was just out there in all his glory as others (including a man with his young sons) when by in their boats. Yes, the cops were called.
No word on how much luck he had with his “unique” fishing technique.