Eleven Mile State Park hosts ice fishing tournament March 5
Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
This leg of the Cabela's Colorado Classic Pro-Am Ice Fishing Tournament produced by the 11 Mile Marina, is known as the Marina March Madness.
The derby format team event allows the two angler teams to use their own equipment and fish anywhere in a large designated area near the North Shore Marina. There are three two-hour fishing sets, basically a new contest every two hours, so you are always in the hunt. Cash prizes are awarded for first through third place for each set. During weigh in breaks, enjoy food provided by Fishing Has No Boundaries and win cash and prizes by taking your shot at the three-point and free throw basketball court set up on the ice. It is a unique and fun ice fishing contest that wraps up the 2016 ice fishing season. There are thousands of dollars at stake for winning teams along with great prizes to be won by random draw. For additional details and online registration please visit www.11milemarina.com
During the Cabela's South Park Ice Masters Championship, held at the park on February 6, John and Frank Trujillo from Pueblo won the Everyday Angler Division at Eleven Mile State Park with a whopping 9.7 lb Cuttbow. They took home $2,588.00 by winning the Big Fish and First Place category with a total of 12.410 lbs for two fish. Ford Williams and Perry Aphelbeck, Team Cabela's defending 2015 Champs from Silverthorne, won the Pro Division with a total weight of 10.10 lbs. Full contest results are posted at www.11milemarina.com.
A valid daily or annual Colorado State Park pass ($7/daily or $70/annual) is required for all vehicles entering the park. A valid Colorado fishing license is also required for all participants ($26/annual resident or $56/annual non-resident).
For more information on the tournament, go to www.11milesports.com or call 719-748-0317. For Eleven Mile State Park information, call the office at 719-748-3401 or visit cpw.state.co.us