The weather has continued to be very unpredictable but dang, we have been catching fish, ladies! Ya’ll have been determined and it is so fun to see! Leader board changes and new leaders every day.
For the ladies that spent Valentine’s day on the river was a good one…..Forgive them significant others 😉 Wanda Clagg’s group reeled in 5 steelhead for the day, Wanda had two of those and it puts her into 2nd Place Most Fish!
Brenna Brown’s all caught steelhead! Brenna and Courtney’s actually landed them on our leaderboard too! Brenna is in 4th Place for Most Fish and Courtney is in a tie for 4th Place Biggest Fish! This day was extra special for these ladies, they dedicated this trip to some lost loved ones. Brenna’s dad passed away last October and he was an avid Steelhead fisherman and she was daddy’s little girl. Her first steelhead of the day, was not only her first steelhead ever and first on the boat for the day but it was tribute to dad, was a very emotional moment on the boat. Brenna’s best friend Amanda also lost her brother and grandpa within the last while and she got herself a steelhead too. To top it off, they almost cancelled because the roads were supposed to be really bad and roads had been closed so they were worried about getting here or…..getting stuck here! Everything about this trip was meant to be! It means a lot to us that we are helping to create these memories and thank you Bre for sharing. From Bre’s email: It is my 6th year of coming up for WWB and I will be a life long participant. BUT this will forever and always be the most memorable and the greatest. WWB this year was much much more than just a fishing trip with our best friends, it was a tribute to a man that meant the world to me. Thank you for all that you guys do to make this possible. Also, thank YOU for easing our worries about the roads, I’m glad we didn’t cancel!!!
Moving to the 15th, Brandee Robbins boat had a good day on the river, catching 3 fish for the boat. 3 was the lucky number for the day because Ginger Nye’s group, Team Reelin’ Steel, did just that and landed 3 steelhead too.
Feb 16th, was a very fishy day! Our Eastern Idaho friends weren’t messing around and they were catching the fish! Nikki Higashi’s group, the Filthy Oars, landed 3. Annette Gilmore’s group, Reel Knotty Gills, ended the day with a whopping 8 to the boat! Krystal Pratt from that boat is tied for 3rd Place Most Fish and Shannon Pruett tied for 4th Place Biggest Fish!
Michelle Jarrard’s boat enjoyed their day on the water, not a lot of fish for them but a great time, Michelle has been joining us for WWB for 19 years now!! Long timer! We are so thankful for her support of RA and WWB!
On 2/17 every boat on the water caught at least one steelhead, we call that a sucessful WWB day, especially considering we had about every type of weather from snow, rain, wind, hail, and some sunshine!
President’s Day was a very accomplished day!! 3 boats out and 3 boats caught Steelhead! Rich’s boat, Nicole Hiler’s group was a wild fish day, Staci Burtis with 2 and Sherri Potter with one. Jessi Webster’s boat brought 4 fish total in and had a fun day with Mike and Tommy! Kim Daley’s group brought 9 steelhead in, resulting in some dramatic switches on the leader board! Nicole Brennecke is now in 2nd Place Biggest Fish with her 33″ Hatchery fish. And Cindy Woyak is in 1st Place Most Fish with 4 fish, 81.5 hatchery inches, wow! She is also tied for 4th Place Biggest Fish! Way to get it done ladies, all of you today!
Check out our 2019 WWB Prize packages!
1st Place: Lori Reche – 34″ Hatchery Steelhead
2nd Place: Nicole Brennecke – 33″ Hatchery Steelhead
3rd Place: Marcy Grant – 31.5″ Hatchery Steelhead
4th Place: TIE: Melissa Olson, Courtney Barber, Shannon Pruett, Cindy Woyak – 31″ Hatchery Steelhead
1st Place: Cindy Woyak ~ 4 Fish – 81.5 Hatchery inches
2nd Place: TIE: Leslie Eisenbarth and Wanda Clagg ~ 2 Fish – 54 Hatchery inches
3rd Place: TIE: Brenna Brown and Krystal Pratt ~ 2 Fish – 53 Hatchery inches
4th Place: Deb Anderson ~ 2 Fish – 52 Hatchery inches.
Sarah McClain – 20.5 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.