8th Annual Siltcoos Lake
Stringer Tournament Results

The 8th Annual Siltcoos Lake Stringer Tournament was held Saturday & Sunday, May 26th and 27th, 2007.
With 15 participants and a prizes totaling $375, it was one of our smaller groups, but it was filled with
anticipation and excitement.

Second year veteran Tom Waterworth, edged out Chris Chase for1st Place!!! Chris Chase took
home the 2nd Place money and Jerry Hilbert grabbed both 3rd Place and
Big Fish with
some crafty moves near the now-gated sailboat marina.

Bob Morgan of TreasureLine designed a one-of-a-kind 1st Place Trophy for this year's tournament.
It is totally unique and totally awesome! It was coveted by everyone, but especially by
Chris Chase who fished harder than he has ever fished this tournament before.

Thanks to some very generous sponsors, including TreasureLine, Dunham RV Service
and Repair, Westlake Resort and several individual sponsors, we had
prizes down through 12th Place.

A very big THANKS to all of our generous sponsors!

Note that only three ounces separated 1st and 2nd Place. The average fish weight
dropped by 8oz from 1#3oz last year to 0#11oz this year.



Saturday Sunday 2 Day Total

Big Fish

FC Weight Big Fish FC Weight Big Fish FC Weight


Tom Waterworth ($187.50 &
1st Place Trophy, TreasureLine )

1#5oz 5 4#1oz 1#3oz 5 3#13oz 1#5oz 10 7#14oz


Chris Chase

1#1oz 5 5#4oz 0#14oz 4 2#7oz 1#1oz 9 7#11oz


Jerry Hilbert ($37.50)
 (& Big Fish - $75.00)

--- --- ---  1#6oz 5 5#7oz 1#6oz 5 5#7oz


Doug Waterworth
($150 Loungechair, Dunham RV)

0#13oz 5 2#10oz 1#2oz 5 2#12oz 1#2oz 10 5#6oz


Mike Hammel
($100 Gift Cert, Westlake Resort)

0#11oz 4 1#12oz 1#5oz 3 2#6oz


7 3#11oz


Trevor Eastlick
($30 Rod&Reel, Chris & Barney)

 1#2oz 2 1#9oz 1#2oz 2 1#7oz 1#2oz  4 3#0oz


Chuck Gunter
($25 Barbeque, Dunham RV)

0#8oz 3 1#6oz 0#12oz 2 1#6oz 0#12oz 5 2#12oz


Steve Small *
($25 Barbeque, Dunham RV)

0#13oz 2 1#3oz 0#14oz 2 1#9oz 0#14oz 4 2#12oz


Andy Tucker
($20 Lures, Dave & Andy)

--- --- --- 1#1oz 4 2#10oz 1#1oz 4 2#10oz


Dave Wigfield
($10 Bottle Cap Lures, Jason)

1#5oz 2 2#7oz --- --- --- 1#5oz 2 2#7oz


Barney Eastlick
($20 Lights, Dunham RV)

0#12oz 2 1#3oz 0#7oz 1 0#7oz 0#12oz 3 1#10oz


Erik Johnson
($10 Knife, Florence True Value)

1#0oz 1 1#0oz 0#8oz 1 0#8oz 1#0oz 2 1#8oz


Jason Russell

0#11oz 1 0#11oz --- --- --- 0#11oz 1 0#11oz


Fred Hilden

--- --- --- 0#7oz 1 0#7oz 0#7oz 1 0#7oz


Larry Grandfield

--- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

     Total Fish Count





 2 Day Total

67  47#14oz

         Average Fish Weight







FC = Fish Count: Trout listed first & if "+" sign is present, the number after means another species, i.e. perch, crappie.

* = Rookie (First Year Participant)


Here are some photos of the tournament for your enjoyment!
Click on the thumbnail to view the full-size photo.

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 As the first day of fishing draws to a close, at least we can all say it was a day without rain!

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Guest Jack Donahue talks with Sally Hilden as they both anxiously await the fish stories.
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Erik Johnson tells the "they all got away story."
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Chris Chase has a nice bunch of trout totally over 5 pounds.
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Rookie Steve Small shows them how it's done...
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Did this scale get calibrated???
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Trevor Eastlick waits his turn for weigh-in.
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Guest John Hoss helps with record keeping.
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Tom eagerly cleans his catch.
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Makes ya wonder what he's thinking...
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Tournament photographer Gene Haynes gets caught with his camera out!
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Erik reminds his dad that he didn't get ANY Fish!
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Dave is up to something...
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... and Larry knows what it is!
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Chris wants to know if this fish is actually 8"?
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Barney tries to explain that he left them all out there.
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Chris tells Barney that his 2 fish only weigh as much as 1 of his.
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At the end of day 1, Chris has the lead by more than 1 pound!
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Sally exclaims "let the eating begin!"
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I'm not sure what they're looking at but it must be good!
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It's all about great friends having a great time!!!
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Chuck tells Larry that one comes before 5.
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Where's the food?
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Carole joins Dottie, Elaine and Jack in a little conversation.
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One big, two small...
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The scale says 3#13oz and that's enough to give Tom 1st Place!!!
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This nice bucket of fish belongs to Jerry Hilbert.
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Tom with 2 of the group that helped him win.
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Is everyone accounted for?
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Tom Waterworth
is awarded
1st Place money!
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Bob Morgan of
presents the 1st
Place Trophy he
designed for this
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Tom proudly
displays his
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A close-up!
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Chris Chase gets 2nd Place money only 3 ounces behind 1st.
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Jerry Hilbert's new strategy yields 3rd Place money and Big Fish for the tournament!
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Jerry presents his
1#6oz trout.
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Doug Waterworth grabs 4th Place.
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Mike Hammel takes home 5th Place.
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Trevor Eastlick proudly receives his 6th Place prize!
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Chuck Gunter secures a 7th Place tie.
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Rookie Steve Small ties for 7th Place. He exclaims, "This is easy money!" 
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Andy Tucker nails down 9th Place.
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Dave Wigfield finishes well down the field in 10th.
 No photos of Barney Eastlick (11th) and Erik Johnson (12th) were taken.    

It's a Kodak moment... the group includes kneeling from left, Matt Moorehead, Chris Chase, Ken Moorehead,
Brian Hilbert, Dave Wigfield, Doug Waterworth, Andy Tucker and Trevor Eastlick. Standing from left,
Erik Johnson, Jason Russell, Tom Waterworth, Larry Grandfield, Mike Hammel, Jerry Hilbert,
Chuck Gunter, Steve Small, Fred Hilden and Barney Eastlick.

Special thanks to Gene Haynes and Vince Villegas for their photography -  GREAT JOB!!!

We continue to be dedicated to the conservation of Oregon Sports Fishing.

Tight lines and good times!

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