Hi! I'm Randy Lato, your fishing guide and I've been fishing in these waters since I was ten years old. I know them intimately. This humorous fishing photo is titled "she spit in their eyes." Click on the photo for a full sized image.
A little personal history ...
I was born in Wisconsin and when I was 4 years old my parents came to Washington for a visit and they fell in love with the area.
We moved to Forks in 1968 and this is where I grew up and call home. I went to the Forks schools from kindergarten though the 12th grade. After graduation I attended a trade school, in Seattle, for computer programming.
The computer scene was not for me though. I did finish the program and received my certificate and then moved back home where I could pursue my true passion...fishing. I wanted to start chartering on the ocean so I took a course to get my captains license. I have always had a love for the ocean as I started fishing with my dad at the age of ten. He was a commercial fisherman and I learned a lot from him during the summers.
I also did a great deal of river fishing, for salmon and steelhead, while growing up and even more in my logging days. Now I am an established river fishing guide and, along with my ocean charter service, I am able to take people fishing all year. I love what I do and really enjoy meeting new people.