ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: JUNE 22 - JUNE 30, Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass
The Elkhead Reservoir (Moffat and Routt counties) Fishing Classic tournament will take place June 22nd through June 30th. This tournament will target smallmouth bass and northern pike. One northern pike and one smallmouth bass will be tagged and released immediately prior to the tournament with individually numbered 2019 passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags. Fish will be checked for tags at the CPW fish scanning station. If a 2019 tagged smallmouth bass and/or northern pike are/is caught during the tournament, the respective angler(s) will receive a cash award (check) of $1,500 per fish on the day the fish is caught. If only one or neither of the 2019 PIT tagged fish are caught during the tournament dates, the remaining cash awards (checks) for this category (either one or both awards) will be drawn for and presented by CPW during the angler ticket drawing at the conclusion of the tournament (approximately 3:30pm) on Sunday, June 30th. At the conclusion of the tournament, two $750 checks will be awarded to the angler(s) who has/have caught and turned in the most northern pike and/or the most smallmouth bass across the nine-day tournament.
Additional prizes totaling $4,500 will be also be awarded daily between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm 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 65 and older, annual senior fishing licenses are $9.75. Anglers ages 16-64 must possess a valid Colorado fishing license. All Colorado Fishing Regulations and Boating Regulations apply. It is recommended that anglers purchase their 2019 fishing license in advance of the tournament as licenses are not typically available at the reservoir.