By Liz Wood 

Third time's a charm:

Colorado woman catches winning fish on her third ice fishing trip

 

Madeline Weiss

Tammy Guerra and Manuel Gallegos show off Guerra's derby-winning fish. The fish, which won the adult category, measured 23 inches long and was 4.5 pounds.

The winning fish wasn't the biggest fish that has come out of Saratoga Lake, but with a score of 35, it was the winner for this year. Tammy Guerra, of Parker, Colo., could be the first woman in the 33-year history of the fishing derby to win the tournament.

The chamber has records back to 1993, and the only woman to place in the top three was Encampment's Maureen Zeiger, who won third place in 2012.

Not only does Guerra have a $2,000 check to take home, she has a pretty good fish story to go with it.

"It was an ornery fish," Guerra said. She pulled it out of the hole and when she turned, it...



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