History of Misty

"You'll need to talk to Misty about that . . ."

If you've called the marina to inquire about reservations, moorage, or fishing tips, most likely you've heard those words.  There's a reason we tell you to ask Misty, and it's not because we don't want to talk to you; it's because Misty is our Knudson Cove Marina and fishing expert!

Although Misty was born and raised in Ketchikan, it might be more accurate to say she was born in Ketchikan and raised at Knudson Cove Marina.  Born into two fishing families (the Northrups and the Pattisons), most of Misty's early memories involve life at the marina.  Misty remembers living in the brown house that used to be at the top of the marina property, as well as spending hours upon hours out in the cove, wearing a life jacket and sitting (with her cousin Mike) in a dinghy that was tied to the dock.

When Misty was 14, she started getting paid for spending time at the marina. She rode her bike to work in the wee hours of the morning, then got to work setting up skiffs and fueling boats for customers.   Little did Misty know that, 20+ years later, she'd be running the marina.

Misty with her first fish.

Misty with her first fish.

Even as a toddler, Misty was interested in fish!  Here she is with her mom Louise, who'd landed a nice King salmon.

Even as a toddler, Misty was interested in fish!  Here she is with her mom Louise, who'd landed a nice King salmon.

Proud fishergirl!

Proud fishergirl!

Misty in 1989, with a 29-lb. King salmon.

Misty in 1989, with a 29-lb. King salmon.

9 year-old Misty's halibut.

9 year-old Misty's halibut.

If you are lucky enough to take a class from Misty or have her offer you advice about fishing, LISTEN AND LEARN!  Misty knows how exciting and satisfying it is to have a successful day fishing, and she enjoys teaching others.

When Misty's not working at the marina, she enjoys - what else? - FISHING!  While she doesn't catch the largest fish in the Ketchikan's King Salmon Derby every year, Misty has caught numerous large fish over the years, and she feels happy and right at home out on the water.

Misty teaching her "Women's Only" fishing class, in which she instructs women how to operate skiffs and fish for salmon.

Misty teaching her "Women's Only" fishing class, in which she instructs women how to operate skiffs and fish for salmon.

A 35-lb. King that Misty caught in 2005.

A 35-lb. King that Misty caught in 2005.

Feeling successful in 2011.

Feeling successful in 2011.

Like mother, like daughter!

Like mother, like daughter!

THE BIG WINNER!

This year, Misty landed a huge (48.6-lb.) King salmon, and secured FIRST PRIZE in Ketchikan's CHARR King Salmon Derby.  

While we are thrilled for Misty, we're even happier that she's our manager!  

The next time you call to talk to Misty or email her with your comments and questions, remember there's a reason that we tell you to contact her. Misty's experience at and history with Knudson Cove Marina benefit all of us!

 

Misty and her proud dad, Skip.

Misty and her proud dad, Skip.

Now THAT'S a King!

Now THAT'S a King!

Misty: Knudson Cove Marina's On-Site Expert