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Tue., Jan. 31, 2012, 7:33 a.m.

Women with Bait steelhead tourney kicks off at Riggins

A contestant caught this nice steelhead from the Salmon River during the 2011 Women with Bait fishing derby based out of Riggins, Idaho. (River Adventures)
A contestant caught this nice steelhead from the Salmon River during the 2011 Women with Bait fishing derby based out of Riggins, Idaho. (River Adventures)

FISHING -- It's time for a women's road trip to Riggins, Idaho, to warm up the town and win cash in the Women with Bait steelhead fishing derby on the Salmon River.

Every guided boatload of ladies gets a "bait boy" to do all the dirty work so the women can concentrate on catching fish.

The event opens Wednesday and runs through March 3. 

Contestants get a grab bag of goodies and the chance to win cash or prizes for the most fish, the biggest fish and even the smallest fish during that period.

 Contestants also tend to be a hit back home when they serve fresh steelhead for dinner.

The entry fee of $200 per angler includes the cost of the guide, gear, fish handling, boat, food and derby registration.

See the 2012 tournament rules.

Get more details from Exodus Wilderness Adventures, (800) 992-3484 or email riverescape@frontier.com.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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