2016 TBF Northwestern Championship final day

Koshi Saves the Best for Last Day of Northwest Divisional

Peter Koshi, of Seattle, Washington, caught his best bag of the week on Friday and it turned out to be the biggest sack of the three day, Northwest Divisional on the Columbia River.  His limit tipped the scales at 21-01 pounds, giving him the overall win, with a final weight of 52-15 pounds.  DSCN0222His three day weights were 15-05, 16-09 and 21-01 pounds.  For his efforts he was crowned the overall Northwest TBF Champion and earned himself a spot in the 2017 TBF Federation National Championship.

Kory Ray, of Lebanon, Oregon finished just behind the winner with a weight of 50-04 pounds.  His third day weight of 16-01 pounds left him just a couple pounds short of victory.   Just a couple of ounces was the difference between second and third place as David Simmons, of Beaver Creek, Oregon, weighed in an impressive bag of 19-00 pounds to finish with 50-02 pounds in third place.  Fourth place was taken by Bill Golightly, of Preston, Idaho with a final weight of 50-01 pounds.  There was a tie for the last spot in the top five at 48-0 lbs, Jon Bial, of Vancouver, Washington, edged out  Nicholas Fitzsimmons  via the 3rd tie breaker of heaviest single days catch.

The biggest bass on Friday went to Oregon’s David Simmons with a big smallmouth that weighed 5-00 pounds.  The team from Oregon claimed the Big Bass award on all three days of the tournament. Friday’s numbers looked like this.  There were 43 limits today with a weight of 596-13 pounds.  55 of 56 anglers weighed at least one fish on Friday.  During the three day event, there were 781 fish brought to the scales for a total weight of 1947-11 pounds.

Complete Tournament Results:    CLICK HERE.