Durango is a big fishing destination all year round — and not even a little snow and ice will stop the avid anglers.
Durango Ice Fishing Tournament
This year will be the first Durango ice fishing tournament at Vallecito Reservoir in several years. The Vallecito Sporting and Conservation Association last held an ice fishing tournament at the lake in 2010.
The tournament will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Vallecito lake Beaver Dam area. Participants can register from 9-11 a.m. at the community center north of the lake. The registration fee is $25.
Anglers will compete to pull in the largest pike, the biggest trout (both measured by weight) and the heaviest string of fish, which can be a mix of trout and pike (excluding any single fish entered into the other categories). The tournament will be giving away prize money totaling $6,000 after the final weigh-in at 2:30 p.m.
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