The lakes of Grand County, Colorado are home to some of the biggest lake trout in the Rocky Mountain West. Fortunately for you, they don't hibernate! When the water freezes, that is when it is time to get out your fishing rods. Grand County has some of the best lakes for ice fishing in Colorado.
Check out our local ice fishing contests or learn more about where to auger down and reel them in:
There are three ice fishing contests each winter that take place on the frozen waters of these Grand County, Colorado lakes. View our events calendar for this year's exact contest dates.
Annual Wolford Mountain Reservoir Annual Ice Fishing Contest
Held annually in Febraury. Check the website for dates and details.
Prizes abound at this one-day contest: $10,000 for the winning tagged-fish competition; $5,000 cash purse for the top 10 largest fish (length plus girth); and hourly "big-fish" prizes for adults and youth. Registration cost is $35 for adults and youth 15 and under who want to compete for the cash prizes. Otherwise, there is no charge for anyone 15 and under; the contest also features a free youth division with prizes for the top 10 largest fish.
Three Lakes Ice Fishing Contest
Held anually in January. Check the website for dates and details.
The contest takes place over three days on three popular fishing lakes in the Granby area: Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Reservoir and Grand Lake. Participants can fish one, two or all three days, and are eligible for daily cash prizes of more than $5800 as well as raffle prizes.
Grand Lake, Colorado
Annual Grand Lake Catch and Release Ice Fishing Contest
Held annually in March. Check the website for dates and details.
Call the Grand Lake Chamber (970.627.3402) or Rocky Mountain Outfitter (970.798.8021) directly.
Prizes are given in three categories (Lake Trout, Brown and Rainbow) for this two-day event. 1st place receives $1,000.00. Door prizes and giveaways will be offered throughout the event.
For further ice fishing information in each of the four major towns in Grand County, Colorado, please contact the chambers directly or visit our fishing vendors page.