Whew! Things are heatin’ up on the Salmon River and the Women with Bait Steelhead tournament! Lots to cover…even a couple of lead changes so hold on tight cuz here we go!
First off, Norm Klobetanz took a couple of ladies from Bend, Oregon, out today for their very first WWB! They had a terrific time, going 4 for 6!! Julie Spindler (who by the way is a competition shooter! She may also go by Annie Oakley!) caught a 23″H while her friend Mikelle Willis outdid herself with three fish–a 24″W, a 23 1/2″H and a 25″H!! These ladies had a BLAST and have already booked and requested Norm for next year!! It was awesome to have you with us ladies!! THANKS!
Upriver on the jet boats, Mike W. and Casey Green took Mariah DeLong and friends! Mariah herself caught a 24″H; Mary Daughtery caught a 23 1/2″H and Kerri Ellis caught a 25″H!! Jacquelle Stewart caught two fish–a 26 1/2″H and a 27″W fish!! Way to go girls!!
Meanwhile, my hubby Rich and Jeff Wieber took the Jackson Oil team with Brandee Robbins and company! 11 fish boated for them today! Sarah Murray caught a 25″W while Brandee herself caught 2 fish–23″W, 23 1/4H!! Leslie Robinson and Danni Dew both caught four fish today!! Leslie’s: 23″H, 24″H, 25 1/2″H, 24 1/2″H; Danni’s: 22 1/2″W, 23 1/2″H, 23″H, 36″W!! That 36″ fish just put Danni Dew in the lead for BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT SO FAR!!! Congratulations Danni!
Finally, on Sam and DUB’s boat, we have the HOTT SHOT fisher-gals of the Terri Hogmire group! Folks, it just doesn’t get any better in skill and finesse than this group of ladies (and they are probably the nicest group of ladies I’ve ever met too!!) Delores Spaulding is the Grandmother, Terri Hogmire is her daughter and Megan Jones is Terri’s daughter and Delore’s granddaughter. THESE LADIES KNOW HOW TO GET IT DONE! They’ve all three taken home HUGE prizes from WWB in the past. Megan won the whole thing in 2006 with her grandmother taking 2nd place biggest fish that same year! In 2008, Megan and Terri won 2nd and 3rd overall!! So these ladies are no strangers to success here and one of them has done it again! But first, let’s get to everyone on their boat and we’ll save the big news for last! Jacqueline Correnci took her very first trip of WWB and caught a 23″H while Megan Jones caught a 21″H and Grandmother Delores Spaulding caught a 23″W!! Diana Heintz and Erin Lane both caught three fish each! Diana’s fish were ALL 25″ keepers…all three! Erin’s were 23″H, 24 1/4″H, and 24″H!! But Mama Terri Hogmire LIT IT UP with 9 fish equalling 226 1/2″ to now put her in 2nd place overall for most fish! 26″H, 26″H, 25″H, 23 1/2″H, 24″H, 23″H, 23″H, 30″H, 26″H!! Congratulations Terri!!! Sam said “at first I just thought they were lucky…but now I know they are darn good fisher-ladies!”
MOST FISH–(1)NIKKI JOHNSON, 15 FISH/365″; (2)TERRI HOGMIRE, 9 FISH/226 1/2″; (3)TERIE RYALS, 8 FISH/201 3/4″;
BIGGEST FISH–(1) Daniella Dew, 36″; (2)Angie Kelly, 35 1/4″; (3)Shannon Meads, 35″
SMALLEST FISH–SUE RYDER, 20 1/4″.