Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mel wins top honors for Pike Prowess

Melodie Dowdy displayed her fine angler talents in last weekends Pike on the Pend Oreille Tournament. She bested 38 other fisherman to win biggest fish and greatest length. The weather was in her favor as it warmed to near 50 and the sun blessed the river valley. Surrounded by still snow capped peeks and ice cover back bays and sloughs Mel tossed shinny spoons to the unsuspecting Pike. The night before she was talk'n trash with me and river faithfuls, " I'll show you all how its done, I'm winning this one". Sure enough she was right. Indeed she has many talents as her cooking has certainly spoiled us all on our visits to the Dowdy's. We dined on Deer Lasagna (to die for), melt in your mouth Elk Roast, and there is always her famous pie's known through out Eastern Washington. Her husband Craig a fine fisherman and guide of the area has his work cut out for him trying to out fish Mel, but I'm sure he never goes hungry. How did I do in the event? Well I have a new nickname "Dougie No Fish". Much thanks to the Dowdy's for their fine hospitality and friendship.

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