These ladies are still sticking with it despite some cold snowy days, and now dealing with icy river conditions. Nothing will stop them from getting on those boats and poles in the water!
On 2/5 we had a great group of ladies out with some, although cold, but beautiful snow. Jean was able to still hook onto a hog of a wild fish! She was super excited and was a fun battle. They also were able to witness right up close an eagle come sweep the river and grab a fish. Was yet another great day on the water! See the beautiful video of the day HERE.
On 2/7 and 2/8 we had the Jamie Vaden boats, team Snatch ‘N Release! Jamie has been coming to WWB for 9 years now and she has started bringing upwards of 8 boats to us, which is awesome! We were finally able to get one boat to Vinegar on the 7th but that fast we started dealing with the ice on the river and had to come back down the next day but that boat was able to hook into a couple steelhead in the last half hour of the day! Which was a nice topper to the day because we had downright frigid temps that everyone dealt with, even over in Hells Canyon. Thanks for sticking it out ladies!!
Sarah Turner was one of the lucky ones to land a 30″ Hatchery Steelhead, sliding into 3rd Place Biggest Fish!! On the 8th we had to do some more boat shuffling and had some setbacks with ice at Spring Bar which made for a bit of a hectic day, the ladies handled it like champs though! Our girls at Hammer Creek and Hells Canyon got into some Steelhead, Pam Hayes with her 27″ Steelhead puts her into a tie for 4th Place Biggest Fish! We also had a nice surprise from Channel 6 news and they joined the boat at Hammer Creek, they are going to be doing a story on Women With Bait, we are not sure of air time on that, will try to share that when we know!
1st Place: Lori Reche – 34″ Hatchery Steelhead
2nd Place: Melissa Olson – 31″ Hatchery Steelhead
3rd Place: Sarah Turner – 30″ Hatchery Steelhead
4th Place: TIE – Candy Franscella and Pam Hayes– 27″ 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.