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Lake: Granby Lake
33rd Annual 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest

3 lakes tournament

Post By: Fishing Freds      Posted: 11/25/2020 4:31:38 PM     Points: 23    
Just a heads up, there is a $15 savings if you sign up on line for the 3 lakes tourney before 12/1/20. Team Fishing Freds are signed up and have a condo rented on the lake! One of our Favorite events. See granby chamber of commerce for details.
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: 11/26/2020 10:50:01 AM     Points: 3319    
That sounds like a great time ! Good luck to ya .
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 11/27/2020 3:25:45 PM     Points: 2428    
I do this tournament every year with a group of guys. We've been fishing it over 20 years now. I don't know if we will this year with the Rona out there. None of us wants to die over a tournament we never win anyway.....
 Reply by: droolr      Posted: 12/2/2020 11:51:03 AM     Points: 2105    
I dont fish because it dont want 50 guys on the areas I spent the effort finding .
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 12/2/2020 1:02:26 PM     Points: 1324    
D-Zilla,

Well said. I've never done it and was thinking about doing it eventually, 2021 it will have to be.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 12/2/2020 1:46:13 PM     Points: 1324    
droolr,

Shoot me an email when you get a chance (aj@coloradofisher.com). Got some questions, since we fish the same lakes. Thanks bud.
 Reply by: shmiley1      Posted: 12/2/2020 3:15:13 PM     Points: 2652    
Droolr, how do you avoid that outside the tourney weekend? I can set up in some random spot in 150fow and they still come in, or run straight there early AM the next morning to try and be there first.
Some dont even look for a spot anymore, they roll out and look for the hut/sled/boat and go right on top of them straight away.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 12/3/2020 8:18:44 AM     Points: 15650    
Man I donít get why people do that. Specially when you donít even know them. Just because youíre fishing an area doesnít mean youre catching fish. Finding the fish /area is half the hunt. I guess a lot of folks are just lazy anymore.
 Reply by: Lakers2019      Posted: 12/3/2020 9:13:55 AM     Points: 3    
I've done the 3 Lakes Tourney the past two years and honestly there are a few things that ruin it. First is that people can easily cheat. People start fishing before the start time. People with snowmobiles have a huge advantage. They also drive their snowmobiles at top speeds right next to where you are fishing. The awards ceremony is ridiculous. At least they moved it to a larger venue but it is still jam packed and turns into standing room only. I won't do this contest anymore.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 12/3/2020 5:06:26 PM     Points: 1324    
Yea, i think if they don't allow snow mobiles it makes it more even for everyone. I will be doing the tourney's for the first time this year.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 12/3/2020 7:05:02 PM     Points: 15650    
Haha well said^^^
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 12/3/2020 7:21:45 PM     Points: 74    
Lets have a hunting tournament with the same kind of rules----on the thing???/
 Reply by: El Jefe      Posted: 12/4/2020 10:08:41 AM     Points: 389    
Look at all of the postings on this site talking about different flashers, ice augers, ice auger adapters, underwater cameras, etc. Theyíre ALL about how to catch more fish and do it more efficiently.

So, for the life of me, I canít understand why some people complain about snowmobiles being used during the tournament. The same could be said of ATVs.

Theyíre only being used to catch more fish and do so more efficiently.
Are there individuals that misuse them by speeding too close to fisherman? Yes.

But I could say the same thing about interference from a nearby fishermanís sonar unit, or the noise made by his gas auger.

At age 64, Iím one of the oldest individuals out fishing the Tournament. When I was in my 20ís I could (and DID) pull my equipment behind me for miles each day during a tournament.

Now Iím getting too old to do so and hence the snowmobile.

 Reply by: Dakota Dude      Posted: 12/4/2020 11:34:08 AM     Points: 2326    
Sounds like a campaign from people who don't have a snowmobile or atv. Fair enough.

I'll be there with both. I'd be happy to give people a ride to a spot, as many are that participate in the tourney with their toys. I do it every year.

The funny thing about the "no toys" take is that many of the best spots on the three lakes are less than a 1/4 mile from shore. A quick walk from the right access point and you can get to dozens of spots.

I don't think the toys give much of an advantage except for convenience and/or spot hopping for the grand slam.

Something more to add: I've sold (very cheap price)/given away two snowmobiles to fishermen on this website solely so they can have a toy for ice fishing. You don't need much for an ice fishing sled. My all time favorite was a 1986 Yamaha Bravo 250 that I sold before a move to the western slopes. I sold it for $200. You can pick up an ice fishing snowmobile for less than my family's entry fee for the tournament. You just have keep an eye out and look in the right places. Or you could just win the tournament grand prize!
 Reply by: dblendc      Posted: 12/4/2020 1:30:35 PM     Points: 256    
Thanks for the info!
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 12/4/2020 2:35:22 PM     Points: 1324    
Dakota Dude,

That's awesome man, really kind of you. I need your email lol. :p
 Reply by: Fishing Freds      Posted: 12/4/2020 6:28:03 PM     Points: 23    
We fish it because its 3 days on the ice and always fun! have never experienced rude fisherman on the ice but have dealt with poor parking lot Etiquette so we stopped parking in lots. Been in the money a few times and won the grand door prize once.. no sleds that year. I'm blessed with many snowmobiles and riding them is just part of the fun. I always say with fishing and hunting you need to enjoy the act of doing it and not be critical of success and its always enjoyable!. I fished 3 lakes one year and only caught one fish the last day!! our team did better, still had an epic time!


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