A tournament has been scheduled in June to help Colorado Parks and Wildlife remove non native fish species from Elkhead Reservoir. Anglers will have a chance to win a boat and other fishing gear at the tournaments that will be held on June 11th through the 19th. At the tournament, fish will be tagged by CPW officials with electronic identifiers. CPW rangers will then scan all fish that are turned in during the tournament and fishermen who catch a fish tagged with one of the I.D.’s will be entered to win the boat that is being given away. Prizes will also be awarded for largest and smallest fish caught each day, most fish caught each day, and most fish caught throughout the tournament. The goal of the tournament is to catch and remove as many smallmouth and pike as possible from these reservoir in order to prevent their escape down stream and to maintain the habitat of the native fish. An additional fishing tournament will be held at the Ridgeway State Park in Ouray on June 4th through the 12th. Similar rules will be used for this competition and a boat will also be given away. These tournaments are free and open to anyone with a Colorado fishing license and no pre-registration is required. Click here to visit a website with more information on the tournaments.
Or call Ridgway State Park at 970-626-5822 or 970-252-6000 for information on the Ridgway tournament.
Or for more information on the Elkhead tournament, call 970-276-2061.