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Another great Koocanusa Fishing Derby in the books
May 24, 2017
The winners of the 15th annual fishing derby are (l-r); Shane Allen, first place rainbow trout, Melanie Endicott, second place rainbow trout, Denton McGlothlin third place rainbow trout, Josh Jacobs fourth place rainbow trout, Than Widner fifth place rainbow trout and Jeff Borden sixth place rainbow trout.
Story and photo by Josie Nelson

The 15th annual Koocanusa Fishing Derby, held May 20-21 at Koocanusa Resort and Marina, Libby, Montana, is in the books, with a total of 323 people and 120 boats hitting the water to test their skill.

This year's winners were Shane Allen, first place rainbow trout, 11 pounds 14 ounces, won $1,836.80; Melanie Endicott, second place rainbow trout, 7 pounds 12 ounces, won $1,312.60; Denton McGlothlin, third place rainbow trout, 7 pounds 9 ounces, won $1,049.60; Josh Jacobs, fourth place rainbow trout, 7 pounds 5 ounces won $524.80; Than Widner, Bonners Ferry, fifth place rainbow trout, 7 pounds 4 ounces won $314.88; and Jeff Borden sixth place rainbow trout, 7 pounds 3 ounces won $209.92.

In the Kokanee combined weight of up to 20 fish, first place went to Deanna Kazemba with 4 pounds 15 ounces 4 grams, won $656; second place went to Daisey Whitney with 4 pounds 13 ounces 2 grams, won $393.60; and third place went to Blaine Gault with 4 pounds 13 ounces, won $262.40.

Tournament organizers would like to thank these individuals and businesses for their donations and support; Randy Burch, Koocanusa Resort and Marina, Ellen Holzhauser and Sharon Craig, Clip Art Studios, Timber Line Auto Sales, Moody’s Laundry, Pin Up Girls Salon, Kootenai truck Repair, Aunt T’s Coffee Corner, Cover Up Tattooing, Rosita’s, The Switch Back Bar & Grill, Cabinet View Golf Club, Moore Chiropractic, Shoe Fly Fishing Co., Northwest Motor Sports, Antler Tree Nursery, Rustic Chic Boutique, Country Inn, Riddel Chiropractic, Cedar’s Restaurant & Spirit’s Lounge, Pop’s Vapor Shop, Remp’s Sand and Gravel Inc., Brenna Garrison at Teez’N Hair Studio, The Silver Spur, True Value, Homesteader’s, Ace Hardwear, Northern Energy, Sportsman Ski House, Les Schwab, Libby Sports Center, Shoes and Socks, Managhan’s Furniture, Pizza Hut, Simple Simon’s Pizza, The Shed, Rosauers, Fresh Beginning’s Spa, Napa Auto, Pepco, Mark’s Magic Carpet, R&Y Cabinets, Granit Pharmacy, Yaak River Creations, Sears, Twinkle Welding, Murdoch’s, Gene’s Body Shop, Sandman, Save-rite, Rick’s Rental, Tony’s Muffler & Tire, Moore Oil, Alpha Pets, Carousel Roller Rink, VFW, Budweiser, Alta Vista Meat, High Spirtis Liquor Store, Deenie Nelson and Josie Nelson, Steve and Stacy Templeton, Tim and Judy Baxter, Dave Rynolds, The Buchanans, and Melissa Libbers.

And thanks to all for coming out and joining in for the 15th annual Koocanusa Fishing Derby!
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