GRAND COUNTY, Colo. – True fisherman are not content to forget their passion just because of a little ice. During the winter, ice fishing provides an opportunity to not only bask in beautiful scenery, but also the chance to catch “the big one.” With two different ice fishing contests taking place in early 2022 in Grand County, Colorado, big prize purses also sweeten the experience.
34th Annual 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Tournament
Granby: Jan. 28 – 30, 2022
Three days, three popular lakes (Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Reservoir and Grand Lake) and more than $32,000 in cash and prizes from Vexilar, Clam, Scheels, Ace Country Hardware, Yeti, and more, makes this the perfect event to kick off the 2022 competitive ice fishing season. Prizes are awarded from 1st to 7th place in four categories; each day is a separate tournament. Other events include a Big Fish Catch and Release drawing category, five tagged fish worth $1000 per fish and youth categories.
Participants of all experience levels are welcome. Online entry fees are $65 for one day, $75 for two days and $85 for all three days. Registering online ahead of time is highly recommended as this event sells out. Entry includes a chance to win one of eight prize packages. For more information visit https://www.destinationgranby.com/events/3-lakes-ice-fishing-contest/.
25th Annual Wolford Reservoir Ice Fishing Contest
Kremmling: Feb. 19, 2022
Though this competition lasts just one day (7 a.m. – 3 p.m.), there’s enough action to satisfy even the most competitive fisherman. Prime your hook for the $$$$ tagged-fish competition, hourly big fish prizes, and the top 10 largest fish will all share in a cash purse of nearly $5,000, with first place taking $2,500.
Registration is $40 for an adult entry or youth entry (15 years old or younger) who wants to compete for the cash prizes. Otherwise there is no charge for 15 years old or younger. There’s also a free youth division with prizes for the top 10 largest fish. For more information or to register, visit www.kremmlingchamber.com.
Ice Addiction 2022
Grand Lake: February 19, 2022
This one-day event is presented by Clam and is offering $15,000 in cash and prizes. Event starts at 8:00 am.
Register is $50 for an adult entry. For more information or to register, visit https://tightlineoutdoors.com/ice-addiction/
Whether it’s as a participant or spectator, there’s nothing like spending a day on the ice. Grab your rod, your best lures and mark your calendars for one or more of these fish-focused festivals. You never know what you might reel in!
About Grand County
Located 67 miles west of Denver, Grand County is home to wide-open spaces, breathtaking mountain scenery and authentic old-west towns. Outdoor recreational activities include golf, boating, fishing, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting and horseback riding.
The area features more than 600 miles of mapped and marked trails, one national park, one national forest, two wilderness areas, two national scenic byways, two major ski resorts, five world-class dude ranches and four mountain golf courses. Grand County’s extensive water network includes Colorado’s largest natural lake, 1,000 miles of streams, 1,000 acres of high-mountain lakes and 11,000 acres of reservoirs. Download Grand County’s new mobile app at