They were tough enough
From left, facing Lou Nevsimal, are Isaiah Parrish, Logan Braaten, Jim Harrington, Eric Braaten, Richard Parrish, Brad Parrish and Lars Larson.
Lou Nevsimal congratulates finishers Sunday of last weekend’s “Are You Tough Enough? Triple Fish Challenge” fishing tournament on Banks Lake. Organized by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce as a way to advertise the year-round availability of fishing on local lakes, the tournament at Coulee Playland Resort challenged anglers to catch three species of fish on each of two days. Predicted bad weather and rough waters combined to limit signups to five boats, so those who braved conditions all got prizes, including Lars Larson at far right, who took the big fish — a 4.9-pound rainbow trout. Eric Braaten caught a 1.6-pound smallmouth bass Sunday. From left, facing Nevsimal, are Isaiah Parrish, Logan Braaten, Jim Harrington, Eric Braaten, Richard Parrish, Brad Parrish and Larson. — Scott Hunter photo