The big ones are still out there…
What a busy weekend 6 boats out all weekend. Steelhead were caught and some big uns! We have had a shake up in the standings again even. As well as those bull trout seem to be making an appearance, they are always fun to catch too even if we’d must rather see a steelhead on the end of the line.
The Filthy Oars team led by Nikki Higashi went fishing with Rob and Billy, catching a couple! Chris Gallegos reeled in 25 incher. Rachel Griffin caught a beauty of a wild fish! Karrie Raine on Debbie Cullison’s boat landed a 23 incher.
Salmon River native Laurie Anglen with her team the So-FISH-ticates Ladies went out on the boat with her old school buds Rich and Chad. These ladies always have a great time and have been dealt some weather related hiccups in the past so they were happy to have gotten here after the snow to fish! They not only fished but caught too. Brette Shakespeare and Terry Elmore eached landed some nice Wild steelhead. Lisa O’Connor reeled in a big 31.75 inch keeper! Dawn Crochet the newbie in the group had beginner’s luck with a 25″ keeper!
Debbie Bolken’s crew with Mike and Brian upriver also landed some steelies to the boat. Debbie herself caught a 30.75 incher!! Kathy Wester with a 31.25″. Karen Jackson and Debbie Mason both reeled in some wild ones.
Diane Ford’s fun loving crew went fishing with Sam and Beaud. Andrea Creek landed a wild fish a huge wild fish! and Emily Clifton a 28 incher! Out with Rob & Billy, Angie Radabaugh from Julie Davis’ group landed a nice wild steelie.
Over on Michelle Cornell’s group of ladies out with Rich and Colt. Miren Uresti-Laughrin and Brodi Palmer both reeled in some wild steelhead, Andrea Morones and Miren both caught 28.5″ keepers! And Mandy Clements, the fish lady that she is, reeled in a 33.75″ Hatchery Fish putting her into 2nd Place for Biggest Fish! Mandy won a spot last year with Biggest FIsh for her 32.5 incher and also placed 3rd for Most fish last year with 3 fish 57.5 hatchery inches! Way to go girl!
Kayla Davis team, the Reelin Rebels, fished with Rusty and Colt. They were newbies this year, love getting new people into the tournament. They didn’t go home with any steelhead but they caught 9 bull trout! Gee! Kayla caught one that was like the biggest bull trout we have ever seen!! check it out below! All while 32 weeks pregnant, nicely done Kayla!
On Stacie Burtis’s boat with Sam and Beaud, there were 2 wild fish to the boat. Amanda Bruesch and Raemi Nolvenko! NIce job ladies!
Sarah Brennan’s boat had a fun day on the boat with Eric and Cody. Andrea Metzler reeled in a pretty wild steelhead
Judy Bauer’s fishing crew were here this weekend! Judy has been coming for 20 years!!! She has also won places in the tournament a couple, times biggest fish in 2017!! She is an awesome lady, all of her crew is! Out on the boat with Mike and Tommy they put some fish in the boat. Stacy Johns caught her first ever steelhead! a 26″ hatchery. Denise Peterson caught a beautiful 31″ hatchery fish. Denise almost didn’t even make it to come on the trip, we are so happy she did!
Emilie Herbek’s group fished with Jeff and Colt today, catch 3 steelhead! Emilie herself caught a wild one. Ashley Fultz reeled in a 28er! Cassandra Brownlow a 22″ keeper.
With Rich and Tommy, Phoebe Rupp’s boat had a crew of local gals! Megan Atwood reeled in a wild fish and Hannah Hollon a hreat 28″ keeper! They also reeled in some bullies.
Jumping over to Sam and Beaud’s boat, Michelle White’s team with Jolene Skinner reeled in a wild one!
That wraps it up for now, we have a bit of a WWB break for couple days, with some regular steelhead fishing trips but we will be jetting into another busy few days so stay tuned, We are a little over halfway thru the tournament! Remember Fish Dance March 13th 7ish at Seven Devils, Winners announced and fun!
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1st Place: Joey Stewart – 34.5″ Hatchery Steelhead
2nd Place: Mandy Clements – 33.75″ Hatchery Steelhead
3rd Place: Kylie Gonzales – 33.5″ Hatchery Steelhead
4th Place: Liz Thiel – 32.75″ Hatchery Steelhead
1st Place: Kylie Gonzales ~ 4 Fish – 120.75 Hatchery Inches
2nd Place: Liz Thiel ~ 3 Fish – 94.5 Hatchery Inches
3rd Place: Crystal Sellers ~ 3 Fish – 84 Hatchery Inches
4th Place: Kelly Lewis ~ 3 Fish – 79.25 Hatchery Inches
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.