Kremmling " Wolford Mountain ice fishing contest features $11,000 fish |

Kremmling " Wolford Mountain ice fishing contest features $11,000 fish

A fish worth $11,000 ” That’s what some lucky angler is going to win during the 11th Annual Wolford Mountain Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Hundreds of ice fishermen and women are expected to be on the frozen surface of the Wolford Reservoir, six miles north of Kremmling on U.S. Highway 40, for this year’s contest.

Topping the list of prizes to be won during the 2008 Wolford Mountain Reservoir Ice Fishing Contest is $11,000 for the contestant who lands a specially tagged fish.

In addition to that spectacular prize, a cash purse of $5,000 will be divided among the anglers landing the top 10 largest fish. Hourly big fish prizes will be awarded, too.

Fish will be judged by adding the length and girth together.

Competitors can also enter to win a huge prize drawing with incredible giveaways, including hand-held fish sonars, underwater cameras, fishing rods and much more.

Children ages 15 and under can compete free of charge in the contest’s Youth Division. They will be competing for gift certificates from Bass Warehouse, EagleClaw, Target, WalMart and local businesses.

The Feb. 16 contest runs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The awards ceremony will be held in Kremmling’s Town Square Park at 4:30 p.m.

Registration is $35 per person. Children 15 and under are free unless they want to compete for the prize money and the $11,000 fish.

Competitors can register online at, at the Fishin’ Hole or the Kremmling Area Chamber of Commerce office (113 Spruce St. Kremmling), or at the Judges Tent on the day of the contest starting at 6 a.m.

For detailed information about the event call the Kremmling Area Chamber of Commerce at (970) 724-3472 or visit its Web site,

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