We went into our final 3 days of fishing with still not ideal water conditions. Some boats managed to pick up a few trash fish and a couple lucky ones with some steelhead. As usual, great times and memories were made on the river though!
We had 4 boats out today. Cassea Daughtery on Brenna Montgomery’s boat with Rich and Paul was the lucky steelhead catch of the day with a wild one.
Laurell Lawson’s boat caught a sucker fishy and a fun time with Brian and Colt.
Things weren’t much better for fish success on the river today, we had 6 boats out. and Mandee Kauffman was the lucky girl today with 26″ hatchery and a trout! We also had a stick fish caught, probably one of many 😀
Heather Kovick’s group reeled in some trash fish and had a a blast on the Salmon!
Moving into our final day 3/12!
We had a little more luck with the steelhead bite today.
On Ginnie Nicholson’s boat with Jake and Tommy they landed 4 steelhead! Ginnie herself caught one, Lorri and Karen English and Annie Roberts were the other lucky ladies! Nice job on getting it done girls!
On Megan Starr-Gepford’s boat. Rebecca Barrera landed a 26″ hatchery fish and Holly Christensen reeled in a wild one.
On Sam and Justin’s boat, Amanda Smith landed 2 wild ones and Chris Hall caught a wild one too!. Good job ladies!
We had a great turnout for fish dance, including the comeback of our prize winners! 7 out of our 9 places came back to enjoy the party and claim their prizes! So Awesome.
I wanted to take minute and talk about the food drive as well.
We had close to 1,000 items donated by you ladies, thank you so much, our community really appreciates and so do we!!
Thank you to these businesses that donated Gift Certificates and items to give away for prizes for the galls that donated items!
Tourist Trap Consignment & Your One Stop Gift Shop-Riggins, ID
Hyde’s Park Pub – Boise, ID
Captain Kirk’s Drift Boat Trips – A free drift boat trip! Judy Bauer was the lucky winner of this amazing prize, which is really cool too because she actually helped with this great idea of starting a food drive during the tournament!
Simplot Transport and Brian DeMond also teamed up again with a $700 donation directly to our local food bank on behalf of WWB. They have done this every year since we started the food drive and it really is amazing!
Stacie Grimmett,one our very own WWB gals handmade a quilt that we raffled off during the dance. The money raised, $322, will be going directly to the food bank as well! Jessii Moser ended up being the lucky winner of that very cool quilt. Thank you so much Stacie for your kindness and great quilt-making skills!
Check out the Final Results below and Videos of all the excitement and pictures!
Smallest Fish Winner:
20” Hatchery Steelhead – Shawna Blomquist
4th Place: Tavia Thompson ~ 2 Fish – 73.75 Hatchery Inches
3rd Place: Maleta Henry ~ 2 Fish – 52.25 Hatchery Inches
2nd Place: Jessii Moser ~ 3 Fish – 0 Hatchery Inches
1st Place: Erin Adolphsen ~ 3 Fish – 73.75 Hatchery Inches
4th Place: Jonna Duvall – Williams – 29″ Hatchery Steelhead
3rd Place: Maleta Henry – 29.25”” Hatchery Steelhead
2nd Place: Heather Borzick – 30.5” Hatchery Steelhead
1st Place: Katie Scott – 32.25” Hatchery Steelhead
Thanks you in the 1st Video
WWB Food Drive info
Quilt Raffle for Food Bank
Smallest Fish Winner announced below!
THANK YOU AGAIN TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS AND EVERYONE THAT MAKES THIS TOURNAMENT POSSIBLE!! Couldn’t be done without!
Guides and Deckhands
Megan in the office
Canyon Graphics – Tina printing up all your WWB Gear. Becky WWB Hat design and embroidery of all our hats!
Seven Devils – Prize Sponsor, Drink tickets, Fish Dance Venue.
Cordova Outdoors – Coolers for prize baskets and custom lids and drinkware.
Summerville’s & Salmon River Inn – discount cards for food/drink.
Wild River Adventures – Matt & Jillian Laine donated rafting trips!
Riggins Vacation Rental – Alita Arendell donated lodging for prize packages
Riverview Motel – lodging for prize packages
Tourist Trap -Riggins, ID – Swedish fish discounts in goody bags!
Canyon Creamery – Carolyn for the homemade goodies, Madi and Raney, Tina and Connie being open in the mornings.
Deer Creek Road Crew..all their help getting over to Pittsburg. Our County road guys Frank and Donnie always clearing our way upriver
Glenn our boat Mechanic and extra deckhand!
Lenard & Becky for shuttling.
Accommodations in the area and all local businesses hospitality for taking these ladies in to our community!