With about an hour left in the tournament, Powell’s Terry and Brenda Mari were nervous. The four-time champions didn’t have a full stringer — six fish for the two-day tournament. The team had caught a lot of fish, but mostly small cutthroat and rainbow trout. At 1:20 p.m. Terry’s pole bent. The favorite of the Meeteetse Ice Fishing Derby could tell he had a nice fish. As the trophy finally appeared, all Terry could see was a giant mouth filling the hole in the ice. “It had to be 10 pounds, maybe 15,” he said. Then the beast thrashed and threw the hook, disappearing back to the depths on the southeast side of Lower Sunshine Reservoir. “I threw my pole and cussed up a storm,” he said, ashamed of his reaction. It had been a tough week. Terry had surgery...
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Hard water heroes: Powell team wins fifth ice fishing title in eight years