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Walleye Fishing Tournament Held at Trinidad Lake State Park
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Walleye Fishing Tournament Held at Trinidad Lake State Park

Trinidad Lake State Park recaps the success of the Colorado Walleye Association fishing tournament held last weekend.

TRINIDAD, Colo. - Trinidad Lake State Park hosted the Colorado Walleye Association fishing tournament on July 11-12. The combination of good weather and favorable fishing conditions drew more than 70 participants in 38 boats. The tournament started at 5 a.m., but many arrived early for boat pre-inspections and to find the best fishing spots.

"Trinidad is one of the best lakes to fish in the state due to the low crowds, clean facilities, friendly people and staff," said Barry Cundriff, president of the association. "It's a premier lake for serious Walleye anglers who are looking for a chance at a catch and release trophy Walleye."

"On a side note, Trinidad is among only a few lakes in Colorado which contains an excellent lake bottom structure. Its absolutely phenomenal and you can always catch fish on this impoundment," said Cundriff.

Overall results (two-day total) for the tournament were:

* First: Ken White and Jetty White with 16.14 lbs.

* Second: Robert Seitz and Cary Weaver at 9.60 lbs.

* Third: Chand Vollmar and Chad Keifer, 9.49 lbs.

* Fourth: Bob and Dan Giordano, 8.70 lbs.

* Fifth: Kenneth Zuber Jr and Kenneth Zuber Sr, 8.29 lbs.

Ken White scored the biggest catch - a 29 walleye that weighed 10.42 lbs.

More tournaments are scheduled this summer as other groups take advantage of the great fishing environment at Trinidad Lake.

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