Clinton River Tournament March 16, 2013
Kim Benbow, Clinton River Chairman: Roger Hinchcliff was the tournament winner with the above Clinton River Steelhead! Congratulations Roger!! Another first place finish. There were ten anglers involved in the river tournament. Fun Day!“
"I think the story of the day was the 10 pounder that Mark Davis caught, and in a momentary lapse of reason, (or instant of enlightenment), released to 9ight another day. Good for him!
Mark Davis: "Yep, I released a nice hen without picture because I didn’t have camera or phone with me. A young, non-club member named Kevin kindly told the guys all about the heroic release and bore witness to my catch.
I just couldn’t bring myself to kill the fish. She was all spawned out and therefore inedible and I will not kill what I won’t eat; so I lost the tournament. A high price but, it was my own fault for not having a fishing partner from the club, proper measuring device, and camera. She sure was a treat to catch though. It seemed like a 20 minute battle. She hit my fly like a freight-train and turned down, up, down and up and every which way before I finally beached her with Kevin’s help.”
“The presentation was under a float, about nine feet of leader, 5 bb shot, a two-way swivel, 8 lb fluorocarbon, a yellow-orange crystal meth sucker spawn (which she hit) above a salmon Alevin fly pattern. I was in the "Stair Hole” about half way down the park walk wooden fence-line, at the top of the hole. She was my second fish of the day. The first was a sucker caught about 8:00 am. The sucker also hit on a sucker spawn fly interestingly enough.“
Phil Bustos: ”Kim, the tournament turned out Great; had a good time. Had some time this trip to checked out new places to fish – thanks to Adam. Thank for running the tournament. Great job, Thanks!“