The son of a Navy officer, Mike Ainsworth spent much of his childhood island-hopping across the South Pacific. Regardless of the shore on which he landed, the budding fisherman celebrated the opportunity to test its surrounding waters for fish. Now, Ainsworth shares his passion and expertise for fishing on his guided trips. He tailors expeditions for beginners—teaching tricky maneuvers such as fly-casting and testing fish’s ability to grant wishes—and whisking groups to the best fishing spots in Washington State in his stable Hyde Professional Series drift boats.
Over the years, Ainsworth has helped tykes reel in fish that matched their height and watched amazed as a 78-year-old guest singlehandedly reeled in a 4-foot-long king salmon. Despite his own quest to mark off elusive prey from his personal fishing list, Ainsworth maintains that his favorite part of his fishing expeditions is the look on guests' faces when they reel in their very first catches, a moment he often captures on film.
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Gear up for your upcoming sporting event with some new digs from Basta Boat Lifts in Bellevue.
At Basta Boat Lifts, you can safely park just around the corner.
To show off your physical prowess in a safe manner, you'll want to head to Basta Boat Lifts in Bellevue, where their professional team will maximize your endurance and performance with the help of fantastic sports equipment.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Executive golf course, lake-side dining
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Pro Tip: Be sure to purchase your ferry tickets to Anderson Island ahead of time for a stress-free trip.
Though just a 20-minute ferry ride from the mainland, Puget Sound's Anderson Island is nonetheless a world away. It has few roads, no stoplights, and a single general store, but also plenty of reasons to stay. The 8-mile island, the sound's southernmost, brims with wildlife and scenery provided by rugged, untouched terrain and Mt. Rainier jutting from the horizon.
The Riviera Community Club provides just enough civilization with its nine-hole golf course, tennis courts, campground, and 22-slip private marina. It also boasts a lakeside restaurant with picturesque views.