Chamber: tourney a success
The Triple Fish Challenge over last weekend was a success, chamber of commerce officials said Monday.
“No one won the boat, though,” chamber Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal stated.
Ten boats and 18 anglers participated in the two-day event held at Coulee Playland, along with a bass tournament.
To win the boat you had to have the highest weight catch of a bass, trout and walleye, for each of the two days.
Jim Stanley of Creston came the closest, catching all three fish the first day, but only a trout on the second day.
The top five winners by weight and the weight of their fish were: Stanley (8.96 pounds); Nic Alexander of Grand Coulee (8.56 pounds); Jim Bryant of Wenatchee (7.5 pounds); Rod Boutain of Grand Coulee (6.54 pounds); and Heidi Stanley of Creston (5.56 pounds).
This was the second year running of the Triple Fish Challenge. The boat was a four-person Achilles inflatable with a Yamaha motor.
1. Big fish, Smallmouth, day 1 = Jim Stanley
2. Big fish, Walleye, day 1 = Rod Boutain
3. Big fish, Trout, day 1 = Jim Bryant
4. Big stringer, day 1 = Jim Stanley
5. Big fish, Smallmouth, day 2 = Martin Bixby
6. Big fish, Walleye, day 2 = no one
7. Big fish, Trout, day 2 = Nic Alexander
8. Big stringer, day 2 = no one (needed to have three fish for this)
1. Big Fish, day 1 = Logan Braaten
2. Big Fish, day 2 = Skylar Bryant