Dec 13, 2010 12:39 PM by Greg Boyce
The 2011 Colorado Classic Ice Fishing Tournament will start with the Grand Slam on January 8, 2011, followed by the South Park Ice Masters on February 5 and ending with Marina March Madness on March 5.
With almost 700 contestants in last year's series, The Classic has matured into one of the state's premiere ice fishing contests. In addition to Colorado fishermen, the tournament draws anglers from Wyoming, New Mexico, Kansas and Nebraska.
"When the cash payouts get as big as they do, anglers from all over make the trip to Eleven Mile," said tournament director Larry Falk. The tournament series, which started in 2002, has grown into an annual rite of winter for ice fishermen who want to test their skills against others in friendly competition.