Gunnison, Crested Butte will be featuring several fishing events this coming May of 2013. With the hundreds of miles of scenic waterways, thousands of new fishes released every year from the state’s Roaring Judy Fish Hatchery, what more can people ask for? The county holds the state records for the brown, rainbow, lake trout and the kokanee salmon. Fishing in the waters of Gunnison is surely interesting. Some of the many exceptional habitats of the kokanee salmon, northern pike, and other trout are the Blue Mesa Lake, Taylor Reservoir, East and Taylor Rivers. All these provide easy access to anglers. Moreover, there are also many fishing outfitters and shops all over Gunnison, which offer fishing packages and the like.
The Annual Kiwanis Blue Mesa Fishing Tournament
The Blue Mesa Lake Fishing Tournament this year will be on May 4 and 5. It offers 80 different teams the chance to succeed on the early season. Two of these teams will start at the Elk Creek Marina. Take note that all of the fish species taken from the Blue Mesa Lake are at least 12 inches long. Four fishes can be submitted for competition per day. The entry or admission fee is $125 per team, and that is definitely cheap and somehow does not justify all the fun you will have during the said competition. The event is sponsored by the Gunnison Kiwanis Clulb.
- What: Annual Kiwanis Blue Mesa Fishing Tournament
- When: May 4 (5:00 am) and 5 (2:00 pm), 2013
- Where: Blue Mesa Reservoir 102 Elk Creek, W. Hwy 50, Gunnison
- Cost: $125 per team
- Contract Number: 970-901-0110
- Official Website: www.gunnisonchamber.com
Weekend Warrior Fishing Tournament
If you can’t make it to the first event, don’t worry because there are a number of other events that you can join, just like the Weekend Warrior Outdoors and Gunnison Chamber Fishing Tournament. This event will be on May 18 and 19, 2013. Still, a total of 80 spots will be available for teams of two, or perhaps teams of three including a younger member under the age of 16. Like the first event, four fishes can be submitted for competition per day. The cost is only $120 per team, and that is less than $5 compared to the other earlier event. All proceeds will be benefitting the Gunnison Country Chamber of Commerce.
- What: Weekend Warrior Fishing Tournament
- When: May 18 (6:00 am) to May 19 (6:00am), 2013
- Where: Blue Mesa Reservoir, Gunnison
- Cost: $120 per team
- Contact Numbers: 970-641-1501 or 970-209-6495
These two Gunnison fishing events are highly anticipated by people coming from area and the rest of Colorado. This season is surely filled with fun and exciting celebrations of what Gunnison has to offer. So, be sure to join any of the events lined up for the month of May. Check out the official website stated earlier to learn more about the upcoming fishing tournaments.
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305 Sixth Street, PO Box 100 Crested Butte, CO, 81224
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