Ice Fishing Tournament – 3 Lakes Granby, Colorado

Please support our sponsors who help make this event possible. Many thanks, especially, to Mountain Parks Electric and Grand County Colorado Tourism Board and Penley Concrete for funding!


Need to register for the Tournament?  See REGISTRATION below:


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January 27th, 28th and 29th, 2017

We have added a tagged fish category! There will be tagged fish released into Lake Granby. Each is worth $1000!  

   The 29th Annual 3 Lake Ice Fishing Tournament dates are set!  Make sure you “Like” the 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest Page on Facebook so that you can stay updated and get leader board results.

Fish one, two or all three days.  Win cash and prizes.  Over $18,000 in cash prizes will be awarded! Cash prizes to 8th place in four categories plus a Big Fish drawing category.  Over $3000 in product will be given away  Your entry fee includes a commemorative hat and one entry in a prize drawing.  $35 for one day, $45 for two days, only $50 for all three days! Sunday’s Tournament now ends at 1 pm.


Ways to register:

1. For your convenience, Budget Tackle, Granby Bait N Tackle, Beacon Landing & Rocky Mountain Outfitters will be registering participants. Budget Tackle will be open 24 hours during the tournament.  You can register any time you roll into town.   Cash or check only.

Preregistration by phone with a credit card can be done up until a few days before the tournament.  Like our “3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest” page on Facebook for leader board results.  

Please read the rules HERE 3LakesContestRegs2016-Final

A Parking/Area map can be downloaded: Map Parking and Registration locations

A Sample entry form with cash payouts and prizes is listed here:  TBD

You may register at following locations:

In Granby:

Budget Tackle 255 E. Agate, (970) 887-9344, open 24 hours

Granby Bait n Tackle  843 W. Agate Ave. (970) 557-3023

In Grand Lake:

Beacon Landing Marina & Store 1026 County Rd 64 (right on Lake Granby)

Rocky Mountain Outfitters 900  Grand Avenue  (970) 798-8021

Preferred Lodging:

In Granby:

Westerner Motel, North Shore Resort, Mountain Lakes Lodge, Little Tree Inn, Mustachios Lodging on the Lake, Trail Riders Motel

In Grand Lake:

Daven Haven LodgeGateway Inn, Grand Escape Cottages, Western Riviera

Many thanks to Power World who will be out on Lake Granby demonstrating snowmobiles and taking care of anyone who is stranded.  Their number is:  970-887-2338.

Beacon Landing will be offering food during the event.  They will have their sleds out on the lake.  Their number is: (970) 627-3671

Cash Payouts/Prizes:

Adult Categories

Cash prizes for heaviest weight fish. 1st through 8th place will be awarded each day in the following categories:

Mackinaw (must be under 19 inches), Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout. 1st-$600 2nd-$300 3rd-$150 4th-$125 5th-$100 6th-$75, 7th-$50,8th-$50.

Grand Slam awarded 1st through 8th each day. Catch one qualifying fish in each of the following species: Mackinaw (under 19”) Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Kokanee salmon. 1st-$750 2nd-$350 3rd-$175 4th-$150 5th-$100 6th-$75 7th-$50 8th-$50.

Big Fish Catch and Release Drawing each day:  For Mackinaw over 32” that have been caught, photographed AND released: Trophy ONLY.  PLEASE HANDLE MACINAW OVER 19” CAREFULLY AND RELEASE QUICKLY *SEE REGULATIONS.

Youth Categories (17 and under)

Youth must register for the contest before fishing. There is no charge to compete in the contest. Youth must follow all contest and CPW regulations and may choose to participate in the adult categories if they pay the adult fees.  Prizes and trophies awarded each day for 1st through 6th, best weight fish, any species  There are four age categories: 5 and under; 6-9; 10-14; and 15-17. 



You must be registered prior to fishing to be eligible for each contest! 

The weigh station is at North Shore Resort, 928 County Road 64

The contest begins at 6:40 am each day.  Weigh station hours:  Fri, Sat 9 am – 4:30 pm, *Sun 9 am – 2 pm

The leader board will be updated on our 3 LAKES ICE FISHING CONTEST FACEBOOK PAGE during the contest.

You must be IN LINE at the weigh station by 4:30 Sat and Sun and *2 pm on Sunday to be eligible for cash prizes. 

All CASH winners must be present at 5:30 pm on Fri and Sat and *3 pm on Sunday” at the Granby Community Center, 193 3rd Street in Granby, to receive their award.  If not present award will go to the next biggest fish.

Because of changes in state regulations one “prize ticket” (not raffle ticket) is included with each paid adult entry and will be entered in a drawing  to be held at the end of the tournament.  Additional tickets can no longer be purchased.   Participants will be  entered in the prize drawing only once. Door prizes awarded daily.

Forest Service passes are available at the ANRA office (9 Ten Mile Drive in Granby, open M-F 8am-5pm) and at pay station kiosks

ANRA/Forest Service Office: 970-887-4100. Passes:  1 day $5/vehicle 3 day $10/vehicle 1 week $15/vehicle

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Tournament prize winners for 2016:

This year’s prize winners (you didn’t need to be present to win):
1st Ford Williams won a Vexilar FLX 28 and a Granby Fishing Package
2nd Eric Danley won a Vexilar FLX28, and an 8″ Clam Auger
3rd Conrad Beaty won a 6-man Clam Ice Hut and a Polar Sled donated by Beacon Landing marina
4th Cash Jaye won a Truck Exhaust system from House of Mufflers in Denver and a Mr. Heater
5th Michael Eisenbraun won a 6-man Clam Ice Hut
6th Brian Pauley won the Yeti Cooler
7th Ray Razo won the BBQ and accessories
Winners call the Chamber at (970) 887-2311!


2015 results are posted HERE.