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​​​​​​​​​Colorado Ice Fishing Tournaments 

Reminder: All tournaments require a valid Colorado Fishing License​

  • Feb. 28 - 3rd Annual Gunnison Ice Fishing Tournament at Elk Creek boat ramp, call Ryan Johnson at 970-209-6495 for more information. ​

For additional tournament dates and information, please visit the Fishing Events page​ and trying the following links:

​​Ice Safety Tips

At many higher elevations, ice has started to cover the reservoirs, rivers and ponds, attracting visitors to ice fish, ice skate, ice sail and enjoy other winter activities outdoors. The winter landscapes beckon and there is plenty of room to roam. To safely enjoy winter outdoor recreation adventures on the ice, Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers a few basic safety rules to follow. 

​Ice conditions vary, so always assume that ice conditions are unsafe that ice thickness varies from place to place. Four inches of ice will provide a margin of safety and is generally considered safe for ice fishing and ice skating. Snowmobiles and ATVs need at least five inches of ice thickness. The best advice is stay off the ice when there is any question about thickness and conditions.

For more information, see Ice Fishing Safety​.​​

Gear up for Ice Fishing

​​Check out this Colorado Outdoors Magazine arti​cle by Colorado Parks and Wildlife DWM Brian Marsh for descriptions and photos of the essentials needed on your ice fishing trip. ​​

CPW Fishing Videos​

Ice Fishing - ​Yellow Perch

Ice Fishing - Granby Lake Trout

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Fishing ​​Atlas

Fishing AtlasThe Fishing Atlas provides a host of information, including driving directions, stocking details, and locations of the nearest license retailer. To view the Colorado Fishing Atlas, click here, and the atlas will open in a separate window. Once the atlas is open, you can zoom in or out, or click on the location to display detailed information. Feel free to play around with the options on the far left of the atlas for other types of information and displays. Any questions or feedback are greatly appreciated. Contact us at dnr_fish.reporter@state.co.us. Thanks, from the fishing report crew.​