2012 Women With Bait

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17th Annual Women's Steelhead Tournament

February 1st, 2012 through March 3rd, 2012
Cost: $200.00 per contestant


2010 Overall Champion Kelli Martinez (3rd from left) with her winning fish and her winning crew!
2011 Overall Champion Kelli Martinez (3rd from left) with her winning fish and her winning crew!

2010 Biggest Fish Champion Carole Clemens with a 38 1/2" beauty!
2011 Biggest Fish Champion Carole Clemens with a 38 1/2" beauty!

2010 2nd Place Biggest Fish and local girl Makaila Hollon with her 38" hawg!
2011 2nd Place Biggest Fish and local girl Makaila Hollon with her 38" hawg!



Fishin' Chix

Check them out at to see how you can become a part of the O'Fishal Fishin' Chix FUN!

All you'll need is your valid Idaho Fishing license, steelhead permit, lunch and drinks!
River Adventures will furnish all the gear, tackle, bait, and of course... a "bait boy"!
We will also furnish a "goody bag" for each lady with this year's WWB shirt and all kinds of
Really Cool Stuff!


Saturday, March 3rd - place, time, band TBA!
Awards will be presented at the dance!

Ladies with their fish!

Smiling Girls

We are so happy and thrilled to have so many ladies returning to the canyon in 2012! Whether you are a new participant or one of our returning anglers, we welcome you to the beautiful Salmon River Canyon! Please feel free to shop at all of our stores, fuel up at our gas stations and stay in any of our lodging facilities!! The Salmon River people will make you feel right at home!

For reservations for future trips with River Adventures, Inc., please call us anytime at 1-800-524-9710 or email us at and we'll get you 'hooked up' with the adventure of a lifetime!

Thanks!! The CREW @ River Adventures, Inc.

Tournament Rules

Past Years' Winners

Welcome to the WWB Blog!

FISH REPORT for 3-5-11

This is it folks…the last day.  Can hardly believe it!

Tony took Stacy Nelson’s crew out today and only caught one fish but oh my goodness…what a fun group these girls are!!  Tara Estrada caught a 23 1/2″W fish today!!

Tony, Dub and the Stacy Nelson crew who say "hookin' ain't easy"!! Hmmm...I guess they mean it's the landing that's the hardest part!

Next boat out is Rich, Brad Sawyer and my best friend in the world…Michelle Hollon and friends/family!  These girls caught 6 fish today and they definitely made it count!!  Daini Carlson caught a 29″W while Kris Thorton caught a 37″W–holy cow kids–that just landed her right in the 2nd place biggest fish spot!!  Will it hold?  We’ll have to see!!  Meanwhile, 2009 champion Shari Medley caught two fish–a 22 1/2″H and a 36″W!!  But it was Michelle’s daughter Makaila Hollon…who I’ve watched grow up into the most beautiful woman–just like her mama–catch her way right into the record books!  It wasn’t the 28 1/2″W fish that got her there…but it WAS the 38″W that did it!!!!!!!  SEE PHOTO BELOW!!  OMG!!!!!!  I just couldn’t be more tickled!!  That’s right folks…that just put her in 2nd place big fish!!!!  Kris Thorton, on this same boat, will move to third!!!!  Great day girls!

Next up we have Debbie Dines group going out with the Mike and Mike show of Wallace and Estrada!!  They caught 11 fish in all today!  Myrna Harris caught a 22″H; while Karla Thompson, Sherrie Brooks and Theresa Dines all caught two fish each!! Karla–23″H, 30″H!  Sherrie–29″H, 27″H!  Theresa–31 1/2″W, 30″H!  Debbie Dines was the big winner today with 4 fish in all!! 23″H, 22″H, 23 1/2″H, 24″H!  Congratulations ladies!!!  What a great day!

Last but not least, Sam and Jeff took out last year’s Champion Nikki Johnson and her group of mostly local ladies!!  Their boat also caught 11 fish in all to wrap up this year’s catch!  Malia Steiner caught a 25″H and Rexanne Zimmerman of the Riggins Tackle Shop (stop by for ALL your fishing, hunting and liquor store needs!) caught a 22″H!  Millie Brookshire caught a 33 1/2″W and Angie Herring caught a 31″W!  Maria Stone caught four fish today–23 1/4″H, 35 1/2″W, 31″W, 23 1/2″H!!  But our own local lady Sandy Deveny caught three fish today, with one of them counting BIG! 23 1/2″H, 24 1/2″H and get this folks–a 37 1/2″W which just won her the $500.00 3rd PLACE BIG FISH prize!!  Congratulations Sandy!!!!


MOST FISH–(1)Kelly Martinez, 10 fish=282 1/4″; (2)Kristie Osborn, 8 fish=193″; (3) Angie Howe, 7 fish=228″

BIGGEST FISH–(1) Carole Clements, 38 1/2″; (2):Makaila Hollon, 38″; (3)Sandy Deveny, 37 1/2″

SMALLEST FISH–Kristie Osborn, 20″

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