Home waters: Western US
Aug. 13, 2013 by Michael Rischer
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Nov. 4, 2012 by Michael Rischer
Michael Rischer grew up alternating between homes in Seal Beach, California and Salt Lake City, Utah, and both places provided ample opportunities for sport and adventure. Michael began fishing as a young boy with his father. Freshwater, saltwater and fly-fishing were topics of many a fishing lesson from Michael’s father —- a lifelong fisherman and college biology professor. These lessons gave Michael a solid groundwork on which to build his own fishing experiences.
Always the outdoor adventurist, Michael did not stop at fishing. He found other ways to enjoy the outdoors he loved so much: surfing, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, diving, rock climbing, mountain biking, windsurfing and kite boarding. But fishing has always been a constant.
In 2003, Michael relocated to Portland, Oregon, and he has been enjoying kayak fishing in the rivers, bays, lakes and ocean of the Pacific Northwest ever since. Around that time, Michael picked up his first Hobie Outback. It was love at first pedal. It didn’t take long for kayak fishing to become his sport of choice.
Michael is now a prolific kayak fishing guide and instructor, targeting King Salmon, Steelhead, Coho Salmon, Rockfish, Lingcod, Halibut, Cabezon, Dungeness Crab, White Sturgeon, Bass, Walleye and Trout. He is also a member of Northwest Kayak Anglers (NWKA) online forum and enjoys helping to promote and competing in local kayak fishing tournaments.
Check out his blog at www.KayakFishingOregon.com and his 45+ kayak fishing videos at www.YouTube.com/jmrischer. You can also find Michael every month in the Northwest on Comcast Sportsnet’s Outdoor GPS TV show doing the “Hobie Report”.