The 17th Annual Wolford Mountain Reservoir Ice Fishing Contest is slated to take place Saturday, Feb. 15, with thousands of dollars up for grabs during this year’s competition.
The cost to register for the contest is $35 for an adult entry, and a youth entry for kids ages 15 and under who want to compete for the prize money. Children 15 and under can register for free if they don’t want to take a shot for the big bucks and will still be able to win some smaller prizes for the top 10 largest fish.
The competition will see the return of the tagged fish competition, where anglers will try to hook the fish in the lake that has a tag worth $10,000. There are 14 other fish in the lake that Colorado Parks and Wildlife has tagged worth $250, according to Christine Mahorney, executive director for the Kremmling Chamber of Commerce.
There will also be hourly “big-fish” prizes for adults as well as youths and a $5,000 cash purse that will be divvied up for the 10 largest fish caught during the competition. The chamber will also be raffling off a brand new ice auger during the competition.
This is one of the Chamber’s biggest fundraisers throughout the year. The chamber is still in need of volunteers for both the setup of the competition on Friday, Feb. 14, and the actual competition on Saturday.
Volunteers are needed to help either full-time or for a single shift for tent assembly on Friday as well as parking help, snowmobile taxis, fish measuring, and scribes on Saturday.
To volunteer, contact Mahorney at the Kremmling Chamber by calling 970-724-3472.
You can enter the competition by visiting the Chamber’s website at fishing.kremmlingchamber.com, or you can pick up a registration form at the Chamber office located downtown on Highway 40 in Kremmling.
Reid Tulley can be reached at 970-887-3334