We asked one of our favorite people, Kayla Lockhart, to give us a few fishing tips (sadly, she didn’t give us any of her secret fishing spots, but we’ll take what we can get!). Here’s what she had to say.
In the Pacific NW, we’re totally spoiled with diverse fisheries. You can head up to a small mountain creek and catch sea run cutthroat or find yourself engulfed in the salmon fly hatch on the infamous Deschutes river in the high desert terrain. Or maybe some offshore fishing out of a dory is more your thing. Whatever type of fishing you choose, the summers here in the NW are incredible. So, grab your gear (my go-to on the water includes a Leatherman® Skeletool or Leatherman® Micra but here are a few more options) and get out there!
TOP 6 TIPS FOR SUMMERTIME FISHING IN THE NW
1. Relish the options.
Warmer temps mean more ways you can go fishing. Ditch those waders and boots and get wet by wading in a small mountain stream. Head out on a paddleboard or boat on your favorite lake. Or float one of the mighty rivers that are keystones in the Northwest.