Multiple generations angle at 3 Lakes tournament |

Multiple generations angle at 3 Lakes tournament

Tim Daniel of Granby displays his 10 1st Place trophies from the 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest over the years. He has won 15 1st places awards.
Kristen Lodge / Sky-Hi News |

January 29, 30 and 31

New this year: a tagged fish category - eight tagged fish released into Lake Granby. Each is worth $1,000!

Over $15,000 in cash prizes will be awarded

Cash prizes to 8th place in four categories plus a Big Fish drawing category

Over $3,000 in product will be given away

Tim Daniel of Granby will be on the ice Friday morning along with two sons and grandson.

“This contest is my chance to have all my sons and grandson with me,” said Daniel. “They come up on Thursday night and I make rib eyes and my white tail helper [chili]. We talk about this event all year.”

The biggest thing is the camaraderie with my boys, he said. However, all four of these ice fisherman have won – a lot, too.

Last year Daniel’s grandson, Devin Moralez, 13, won 4th place in the adult division for the Friday event. Daniel said he has been fishing every chance he can and has been out ice fishing three times already this year.

Eric Danley, 37, Daniel’s oldest son lives in Bennet. He won the Grand Slam in 2005.

Daniel’s youngest son, Tobias “James” Daniel, 29 will be heading up to Grand County from Conifer this week to fish the contest.

“When he was 16 years old he took 1st place as a youth and his fish beat adult categories that year,” said Daniel proudly.

While family is the most important things to Daniel this weekend, winning is still part of the plan. After winning 15 1st place trophies over the years, he still hopes to bring home a trophy this weekend. How does he constantly win?

“The key is to be humble and to have a fun time,” he said. “Live an honest life. Live right. Be honest.”

The 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest starts on Friday, Jan. 28 half an hour before sunrise and ends Sunday at 11 a.m.

View the Sky-Hi News website for updated ice fishing results and photos throughout the weekend.

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