STEAMBOAT I Stagecoach State Park will host the fifth annual Steamboat Great Outdoors Ice Fishing Tournament on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tournament is limited to 200 adult and 50 youth entries. Adults can register the morning of the event for $30, cash only. Youths under 16 can register free of charge and are only eligible to receive non-cash prizes.
The tournament is limited to trout species only; however, a Northern Pike-only category is offered for the first time in 2016. For tournament rules and registration forms, email Kent Baucke at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-819-4525. First through fifth place will receive cash-only prizes, based on the total length of two trout. The contest will offer a 75-percent payout, with 25-percent of the proceeds going to the Steamboat Springs Wrestling Club.
Anglers are reminded that all current fishing regulations for the year 2015-16 will apply and will be enforced. A current fishing brochure is available at cpw.state.co.us, or at the park’s Visitor Center or at any CPW office or CPW license vendor. A valid state parks pass is required to enter the park. Carpooling is highly recommended due to limited parking space. Pets are welcome, but must be kept on a six-foot leash at all times.
Snowmobiles and OHVs are permitted on the reservoir below the high-water mark only for the purpose of commuting to ice-fishing destinations. Colorado Parks and Wildlife cautions that early season ice conditions will exist. Anglers are reminded to use caution and seek ice-fishing safety information at ww.cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/IceFishingSafety.aspx
For rules and registration information, please visit Colorado Great Outdoors website: www.steamboatgreatoutdoors.com or call 970-819-4525.