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Chamber: tourney a success


Last updated 4/30/2014 at 12:22pm

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.

The winners:

Adult Category

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)


Youth Category

1.  Big Fish, day 1 = Logan Braaten

2.  Big Fish, day 2 = Skylar Bryant


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