When old man winter blows into town its time to go, thats right, fishing. Grab your shanty and ice auger and head for Turquoise or Twin Lakes. The goal is Big Mackinaw but rainbows are plentiful. And each year the Rod and Gun Club of Leadville sponsor Ice Fishing Derby. There are several places in town that can help outfit you. Call ahead for hours, addresses and contact information for services that can help get the big one out the hole.
|Leadville Gun and Rod Club - For the most part, ice fishing can be a solitary sport: just you, the ice shanty, the low-sitting winter sun, and time. Unless of course it comes to one of the many ice fishing derbyís held throughout Colorado in the winter. And one of these popular winter events is the Annual Leadville Rod & Gun Club Ice Fishing Derby at Twin Lakes.
The derby is extremely popular among winter anglers, attracting upwards of 300 people every year. And if avoiding housework and snow shoveling isnít reason enough to take in some ice fishing this weekend, then the prize money for the Leadville Rod & Gun Club Annual Ice Fishing Derby might be: over $4,000 in prizes will be handed out during the weekend.
||Leadville Gun and Rod Club, 100 Gun Club RoadLeadville, Colorado 80461
||719-486-2848 (970) 406-0129