The Current Magazine Fall 2016 - Page 41

Coming in second was Steve Johnson and Armando Quintero guided by Jason Cockrum with 547 inches. Johnson and Quintero received prizes from sponsor Redington and Rio. Rounding it out in third was Mike Moran and Ben Paul guided by Dave Neal with 414 inches. They each received a canvas print by Josh Udsen.

A total of 863 wild trout were caught and released across the five rivers with the largest being a 19 inch rainbow caught on the Fall River. The Pit River was the most prolific – 801 inches of wild trout – while the Fall was not, offering only 273 inches. The Challenge was sponsored by Clearwater Lodge and Patagonia with prizes from Sage, Redington, and Rio.

The 2017 Five Rivers Challenge will be held June 20 - 24. Space is limited. Register early at caltrout.org/5-rivers-challenge.