Leadville Today: Did you know that the Ice Fishing Derby at Twin Lakes is known as the longest, competitive ice-fishing derby not only in the state, but across the region? Thatís no fish tale either! Thereís no break in the action, as competitors kick-off early on Saturday morning, Feb. 9 at 7 a.m. and continue overnight until noon on Sunday, Feb. 10.
If you think that sitting on a frozen lake plunking your line into a fishing hole carved more than 12 inches deep into the icy tundra is all there is to the sport of ice fishing, think again! There are good times with family and friends, not to mention the incredible views, fresh air, and mountain sunshine. Of course, the sport itself has its own rewards, but judging from the growing success of the Ice Fishing Derby at Twin Lakes in recent years, ice fishing is becoming increasingly popular across Colorado. So mark the calendar for February 9 & 10, 2019.