Credit: Colorad State Parks Press Release
The 11-Mile Marina and Aurora Marine are presenting the 9th Annual Serious Fishermen Team Pike Tournament at Eleven Mile State Park on Saturday, Sept. 6. Teams will consist of two anglers who may fish from boat or shore.
Last year, contestants weighed in over 540 pounds of northern pike. Cash prizes for "Big Fish" and the heaviest total weight for up to ten fish will be awarded immediately after weigh in. In addition to the thousands of dollars up for grabs, participants have a chance to win a new 2008 Lund Boat, motor and trailer valued over $35,000.
The public is invited to attend the weigh in and awards ceremony. Come see the filleting and cooking demonstrations and experience the delicious flavor of Eleven Mile Northern Pike. There will be live music, a free fish fry and a crawfish boil. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Fishing Has No Boundaries.
Boaters are reminded that mandatory boat inspections will be required prior to launch to ensure that zebra and quagga mussels and other aquatic nuisance species are not present. Boaters can help this process run smoothly by:
• Removing all plants, animals and mud. • Thoroughly washing everything coming into contact with the water prior to arrival. • Draining all water before leaving any reservoir, including wells, bilges, ballast tanks and any other areas of your boat holding water. • Completely drying the boat, all equipment and compartments before launching again.
Park staff will be available to pre-inspect boats at the North Shore Boat Ramp from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. the day before the tournament, and starting at 4:15 a.m. on the day of the tournament. For more information call 11 Mile Marina 1-877-725-3172 or go to 11milesports.com. A Colorado State Parks pass is required for all vehicles.