Lexi Fish Hackett has fish in her blood in more ways than one. Until recently, her last name has simply been “Fish,” which she says is merely a coincidence. Her dad, however, who hitchhiked his way up to Southeast Alaska in the ‘70s to try his luck at fishing, believes the name is more destiny than coincidence. Either way, fish runs through her veins.
Lexi grew up on boats and in gear-supply stores, eating fish, processing fish, and writing fish tickets aboard her father’s salmon tender. Before taking root in Sitka, her family lived in small communities scattered across the region. Their boat served as a second home, with Lexi building forts in the pilot house and spending hours badgering her father’s crew with questions and pleas to play I-Spy while they baited gear.