Steelhead season has been saved!

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It is official, the steelhead season has be reopened! Women With Bait, steelhead tournament is on! We still need NOAA to approve the permit but there have been agreements reached to continue fishing until that time, which we are still hoping for that in a timely fashion. We want to Thank you, everyone, for all of your amazing support!! We appreciate you, this community, and IRCA for all the great things that have been done. We are having a celebration in the park today, instead of the protest that was planned. We will be posting more about that later, but for now take a look at the press releases from F&G and IRCA about the reopening of the season. We hope …

Idaho River Community Alliance

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Hey everyone! Our community is coming together in great ways to save Riggins and our Steelhead Season! Please join us! Your support is needed more now than ever, check out the Idaho River Community Alliance’s Facebook page like it to stay updated on what is happening and share your support! https://www.facebook.com/IdahoRCA/ We just got word yesterday, that one of the groups involved with filing lawsuit against F&G has backed out on that, and are also urging F&G to reconsider the steelhead closure. That article here! IRU backs out of lawsuit. The other groups involved in the threats of litigation again are  Conservation Angler, Wild Fish Conservancy, Friends of the Clearwater, Snake River Waterkeeper, Wild Salmon Rivers and the Wild Fish Conservancy. We hope …

RIGGINS, IDAHO AND STEELHEAD FISHING NEED YOUR HELP!!

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Hello Women with Bait participants & Steelhead Fishing Family,   We are so excited to see you for the 2019 Women with Bait Fishing Tournament!! This year will mark our 25th Annual tournament, an occasion we wouldn’t want to miss.    As you may have heard, the steelhead fishing season could be postponed. However, all hope is not lost! To see this year’s competition move forward, we need your help. The decision sits with NOAA Fisheries, a federal agency and we hope Idaho’s leaders can help.   I am asking that each one of you send a letter similar to what is posted below to Idaho’s Congressional Delegation. We have provided the elected official’s name and where to send the letters. …

Women With Bait and Steelhead Season

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  Good Morning Ladies! The tournament is still on!  We are confident that we will still have Women With Bait and we are anticipating that the steelhead season will be reopened for Spring as we are getting positive indications from IDF&G.  We are working on it and we will be keeping everyone updated! We are feeling positive and want you to be as well. Thank you guys so much for your patience and support, RA crew appreciates you!   Here are the press release links: https://idfg.idaho.gov/press/fish-and-game-commission-suspends-steelhead-fishing-due-threatened-lawsuit https://idfg.idaho.gov/press/letter-steelhead-anglers-fg-director-virgil-moore You can contact Barry Thom at NOAA to encourage a speedy approval of Idaho’s Steelhead plan – barry.thom@noaa.gov. Idaho’s Steelhead Plan Document  in link and it is open for public comment that information is in the …

Women With Bait PAYMENT REMINDER

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Just a Friendly Reminder that you have ONE WEEK until your FIRST HALF payment is due! Due November 5th! The cost for each participant is $220.00 and a minimum of 7 women are required to charter a boat for the tournament with a max of 10 per boat. Although most of you have already reserved your tournament days, we ask that you let us know ASAP if you need to make any reservation changes. We currently have a waiting list for select days and we would love to accommodate everyone. In order to secure your spot, please send in at least the first half of your tournament entry ($110/person) along with a roster list of names by mail, email, or you …

Women With Bait 2019 Welcome Letter

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Happy Fall Ladies! We are excited to be gearing up for the 25th Annual Women with Bait Steelhead Tournament 2019 here in Riggins, Idaho!! All you will need is your valid Idaho Fishing license, Steelhead permit, lunch, and drinks! River Adventures will furnish all the gear, tackle, bait, guide and bait boy. We will also furnish a “goody bag” for each lady with all kinds of cool stuff! We will meet at our location 122 South Main Street (across from the Chevron Station) at 7:00 am on the day of your trip., early check-in welcome. Tournament rules can be found on the website at http://hellscanyon.tours/sport-fishing/women-with-bait/. And are also listed below, please, share with your ladies. The cost for each participant is …

WWB 2018 03-09-18 To 03-10-18 and Fish Dance

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WWB 2018 Update 03-09 to 03-10 and Fish Dance “To Fish or Not To Fish.. What a Stupid Question” Well Ladies, The 2018 WWB Tournament has finally come to an end. You gals caught a lot more Fish than last year and had a great time doing it. We want to Thank you all For Participating this year and hope to see you for the 2019 Tournament. We would like to extend a big congratulation to this years Top prize winners and want to give a shout out to 1st Place “Biggest Fish” winner Michelle Colton with a Beautifil 32″ Keeper and  to 1st Place “Most Fish” Winner Kari Elwood with her 4 Fish totaling 79 Hatchery Inches. Thanks Again to all …

2018 WWB 03-08-18

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WWB 2018 Update 03-08 “Eat, Sleep, Fish, Repeat… Any Questions” The Warm weather is causing the fish to start biting again and the numbers are on the Rise. We only have 2 days left and you never know when the Leader Boards will change, so check them out below. The end of the tournament is in a couple of days, March 10th 2018, and we hope to see as many of you as we can at 7 Devils for the Fish Dance on Saturday Night, 03-10-18. Remember, This year we have added a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place category for  the “Fishiest Boat Prize: Most/All Fish Combined”. Check out the Prize Package below for details. If you have any pictures …

2018 WWB 03-05 to 03-07

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WWB 2018 Update 03-05 to 03-07 “Fishing is like Sex, When It’s Great, It’s Great, and When It’s Bad, It’s Still Great!” The Weather is getting better and the fishing is better for some of the ladies. We have only had a couple boats out the last couple of day and the cold weather stunned the catching for a couple days. Mike and Thomas were able to get into a few yesterday with Karlene Madison’s Group, and made it a Great day on the River. The End of the tournament is in a couple of days, March 10th 2018, and we hope to see as many of you as we can at 7 Devils for the Fish Dance on Saturday …

2018 WWB 03-02 to 03-04

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WWB 2018 Update 03-02 to 03-04 “Move Over Boys, Let A Girl Show You How To Fish!” Thanks for the Patience Girls, Megan has been out at the Sports Show in Boise the last couple of days, so getting the catch records together has been a chore. Megan is back this morning and has gathered up all the records and sent them to me. Thanks Megan.. Nice to have you back… The Weather has been Cold & Snowy in the Morning and Warm & Sunny in the afternoons. These Ladies have been dealing with all the seasons rapped up into 1 day. The weather looks like it will be warming up over the next couple of days, so maybe the …