Catching a fish at Elkhead Reservoir in northwestern Colorado could get you just that!
ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: JUNE 24 – JULY 2
Additional prizes totaling $4,500 will be also be awarded daily between 5:00pm and 5:30pm in the following categories:
- Northern Pike: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day
- Smallmouth Bass: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day
There is no bag or possession limit for northern pike or smallmouth bass at Elkhead Reservoir.
Participants must check in at the registration area when they arrive at Elkhead Reservoir. Youth under 16 can fish without a license. For those over 64, licenses are $1. Anglers ages 16-63 must possess a valid Colorado fishing license. All Colorado Fishing Regulations and Boating Regulations apply. It is recommended that anglers purchase their 2017 fishing license in advance of the tournament as licenses are not typically available at the reservoir.
There are 16 campsites available at Elkhead Reservoir State Park for $18.00/night. Reservations are encouraged. The daily entry fee into the park is $7.00.
For more information regarding the Elkhead Reservoir Fishing Classic, please see the Tournament Rules and Tournament Flyer, read the news release or call the Yampa River State Park at 970-276-2061.
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 7-30, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY
For the Third Annual Tournament at Ridgway, the more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. Participants will receive a raffle ticket for every smallmouth bass they check in. Six tickets will be drawn for prizes at the end of the tournament on July 30.
Prizes are valued at more than $8,000. The top prize is a 14-foot Tracker fishing boat, complete with trailer, a 20HP engine, life jackets and a Humminbird sonar/GPS unit.
In addition, five Creek Company Clark Fork single-person pontoon boats will be awarded. All anglers 12 and under who check-in a smallmouth bass will receive a package of fishing lures.
For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.