WWB 2019 Update 2/1 to 2/3

Big Excitement and some Big fish too! We have kicked off our first weekend with fish in the boat and some happy ladies.

We had some ice flowing at first so we did some fishing in Hells Canyon and Hammer Creek, then we decided to bring a couple boats back over and were able to break some ice and fish at Spring Bar. We are unable to get the boats to Vinegar at this point due to the road conditions. A lot of the ice has flowed out as of yesterday, but we have some snow in forecast and some really cold night temperatures coming so we will be continuing to monitor the river and road! Despite all of this the ladies have been kicking butt and still reeling in some fish, of all species!

Day 1 resulted in Lori Reche from Telori Volk’s 2 boat crew landing a 34″ Steelhead which also lands her in our First Place Biggest Fish and she continues to hold that place now. Congratulations Lori we are all very happy for you, great moment, first steelhead ever and a dandy!

Lori and Bait Boy Steve with her 34″ fish!

Happy friends congratulating Lori!

Telori Volk’s group looking great with Cordova!

Telori’s 2 boat gang, always fun! Thank you ladies!


Day 2 off and running with more fish! Still have 2 boats in Hells Canyon and 2 over at Spring Bar. Candy Franscella caught herself a 27″ Steelhead which put her in for 2nd Place Biggest Fish. Also on her boat Shelby Tonkin and Chelsea Terry reeled in a couple 24″ steelies. Over in Hells Canyon we had a single steelhead catch and one of our boats got to experience reeling in a small sturgeon but they had a big time on the river!

Chelsea Terry’s beautiful fish!

Shelby Tonkin showing her catch off!

Destin Tonkin’s group! Thank you ladies!

Danielle Jorgenson’s  Steelhead

Sandy Lowe Boat’s Sturgeon

Hey Tommy!!

Whoo Whoo!

Sandy Lowe’s Boat trying to find the fish!

Sandy Lowe’s boat first time Women With Baiters! Thank you for coming ladies, see you next year!


Day 3 started out with a lot of excitement on Tonya Fillmore’s boat, Melissa Olson brought in a 31″ Hatchery putting her into 2nd place for Biggest Fish! Congrats Melissa! Then Donna Davis and Debbie Curry brought fish into the boat, a hatchery and a wild fish for them!

Donna Davis with her beauty..the fish. Not our baitboy Chad 😉

Melissa with Chad and Rich and her 31″ Steelhead!

Debbie reeling in her Wild one! Love it!

Fillmore Group, great day on the River!

A little bit of sucesss in Hells Canyon too. Erin Timinsky lucked out with a 25″ steelhead which lands her in 4th Place Biggest Fish!

Erin and Thomas with her Fish!

Erin’s lucky hat! It worked!


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Check out our  2019 WWB Prize packages!

Biggest Fish:

1st Place: Lori Reche – 34″ Hatchery Steelhead

2nd Place: Melissa Olson – 31″ Hatchery Steelhead

3rd Place: Candy Franscella – 27″ Hatchery Steelhead

4th Place: Erin Timinsky – 25″ Hatchery Steelhead


Note: Idaho Fish and Game will not permit Wild Fish to be measured.  For this reason, only Hatchery fish will be included in determining total inches.