It all began years ago with Greg Kain, owner and operator. His parents started him out young, camping and fishing all over Washington State. When he was old enough he spent weekends and summers searching for steelhead on the river he calls home, the Cowlitz, along his Grandma Fish’s (his nickname for his Grandma) property.
He bought his first boat before he had a drivers license or even a truck to tow it. It was an old drift boat he saw in a batch of weeds along the route his school bus drove. When he found the owner, he bought it and made it his own. He became good at convincing his older friends to go fishing with him—with the promise that they’d tow the boat and take him along as a guide.
As soon as he graduated from high school he took his skills to the professional level, guiding steelhead trips on rivers throughout Washington. It was only four years later he got his coast guard license, and began making a name for himself in the industry.
After a number of years in the Pacific Northwest he felt Sitka, Alaska calling for—you guessed it—the fish. He never left. Over the last two decades he’s grown his operation to four boats and a lodge that feels like home. And he still visits his home river and others in the region, when he can get away.
Of course, today Kain’s Fishing Adventures is far too large to be a one man endeavor. Our crew has grown, but hasn’t ever lost that passion and dedication to fishing. Meet the rest of the team: