Morgan Nicks grew up fishing with her dad.
He took her out in his drift boat mainly to the Sandy and Clackamas, but they also fished the Columbia, Willamette, and Mountain lakes quite often.
“He always joked that when I was a little girl he would have to bribe me with snacks and soda to get me on his boat and he wouldn’t dare waking me up from a nap to fight a fish.”
Morgan goes on to say, “In my early twenties however, fishing hit my heart hard. It seems it was an overnight epiphany, I no longer wanted to fish for the boat ride, or the off chance of a nice dinner . . . I wanted to fish for the fish. I wanted to learn everything about them. I no longer wanted to be told what to do each trip, I wanted the knowledge beforehand. I wanted to plan my trip. I wanted to know when, where, why and how. Slowly, I am getting there. Fishing has allowed me to gain an immeasurable amount of solid friendships and relationships. I owe so much of who I am today to fishing. I now enjoy sharing my experiences with others, especially women, who are just now branching out into this lifestyle. There is so much to learn, it is never ending! The more I learn, the more I want to help others get the confidence and comfort to get out on the water themselves! To all the parents out there, don’t stop taking your children fishing, someday it might change their lives!
For more information about Morgan, please visit her Facebook page at Morgan Nicks Fishing.