Happy Mardis Gras everyone!!! Colorful beads were everywhere today as we had another 4 boats out!!
Returning favorite, Annette Gilmore and company drove all the way from Pocatello, ID, to partake in the fun today with Tony Bradbury and Jeff Wieber!! 5 fish in all for these ladies! They are already to book for next year…by the way, we know we said we weren’t going to take bookings until after the tournament is over…but go ahead and call them in if you are ready! Anyway, back to fishing! Ashleigh Sayer caught a 24 1/2″H and Annette herself landed 4 fish in all; 23 1/2″W, 23″H, 22″H, 22 1/2″H. Way to go ladies and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
Another one of our returning favorites, the Ruth Gibson clan, went upriver today with Rich and Mike E. They did quite well, boating 15 fish!! Carla Armentrout took home a 24″keeper, while Lydia Aguirre caught a nice 32″W fish! Ruth, Laura Draper and Rebecca Hebert all caught 3 fish each! Ruth–26 1/2″W, 23″H, 22″H; Laura–25″H, 28″W, 24″H; Rebecca–24 1/2″H, 25″H, 25″H. Marilyn Johnson was high count today with a total of 4 fish! 24″H, 29 1/2″H, 26″H, 23″H. It’s always nice to see these girls…they’ve been coming for years and really are a group of truly classy ladies!!!
Mike Wallace and Casey Green had another group of our favorite returnees…lead by the mother and daughter duo of Roxanne Marshall and Jenny Buckner! Congrats to Jenny who is now the proud mama of a baby boy named Beau!
Jenny said we could let ya’ll see him so we thought you might get a kick out of how darn cute he is! He came with his Mama Jenny last year during the tournament…as he was still “in the oven“! Anyway, these ladies had a wonderful time today with Mike and Casey, ending up with 17 for the day! Kathie Zehr caught a 23 1/2″W; Marie Endecott caught a 24″W; Liz Rehn caught a 23″H; Lauren Bruett caught a 25″H. Kendra Tietz caught two fish–24″H, 27 1/2″W as well as Jenny Buckner–24 1/2″H and 24 1/2″W. Kathy Fournier caught 4 fish–25″H, 23 1/2″H, 21″H, 24″H. But Grandma Roxanne showed ’em all how it’s done by catching 5 fish today! 25 1/2″W, 24″H, 25″H, 23 1/2″H and a 33″H–which now puts her in a 4-way tie for 3rd place biggest fish so far! Holy Cow…what are we going to do for a tie-breaker if that holds???
Finally, on Sam and DUB’s boat, we had our very own River Adventures sweetheart extraordiannaire…and my left hand…Mrs. JJ Hopkins and her local gal pal crew! They had a great time today and ended up with 18 fish for the day! Tawnia Russell came up from the valley to join this bunch and she landed a 26″W fish!! First time WWB’r (and my neighbor!), Mrs. Summer Swopes took home a nice 28″keeper!! JJ herself was able to land a 27″W and a real nice 30″keeper! Another local girl, Marcena Bjork (you can see her down at the Mountain River Outfitters coffee shop–check out their awesome coupon in our goody bags!), landed three fish–24″H, 26″H, 25″W! Mrs. Marsha Mead, another local sweetie, caught 4 fish–24″H, 34″W, 23″H, 25″H! Marsha’s 34″ fish just put her in 2nd place biggest fish! Congrats Marsha! And finally, my wonderful friend Joyce Pottenger (she and her husband have Idaho’s Big River Outfitters here in Riggins as well!) really got busy to catch fish today–landing 7 in all! Way to go girl! Her scores: 22 1/2″H, 25″H, 25″H, 24″H, 24″H, 26″H, 24″H!! These ladies always have a great time and I can’t wait to get some of their pictures on here too!!!!
MOST FISH–(1)NIKKI JOHNSON, 15 FISH/365″; (2)REXANNE ZIMMERMAN, 8 FISH/191 1/2″; (3)GINA CROWLEY, 8 FISH/189″.
BIGGEST FISH–(1)Angie Kelly, 35 1/4″; (2)Marsha Mead, 34″; (3)4 way TIE, all with a 33″ fish: Lisa Kessler, Stacey Francis, Erin Knutson, Roxanne Marshall.
SMALLEST FISH–ADRI HICKS, 20 1/2″.