RULES

First and most important. We want everyone to have fun. The rules are here for guide lines and to keep it fun and safe. If any of you have questions please feel free to contact us at anytime.

 

 

 

1. The Tournament is scheduled for January 21, 2017 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm on Monument Lake, Monument, west of downtown. We ask anglers not to pre-fish  24 hours before the Warriors Ice Fishing Tournament.  No lake access allowed prior to 9:00 a.m. on the day of the tournament. All of you have been great for the past years and we appreciate your support.

 

Anglers will be able to fish any where on Monument Lake.  (Due to changing conditions there will be a map marked for any unsafe ice conditions.  The staff can change these areas at anytime, as our first concern is the safety for all anglers.  We plan to do everything we can t o make this a great opportunity to fish the entire lake.  Our staff will be working with the local authorities on making this event safe, fun and exciting for everyone involved.

 

New Anglers without equipment can contact us for rental information.  We will make sure an ice hole is drilled for everyone to fish.  We encourage all anglers to help each other, as we will have new anglers trying this great sport!  We will have some tips and tricks for new anglers, as we get closer to the tournament.  You may bring your own auger and drill your own ice holes.

 

 

 

2. The Ice Fishing Challenge will not be cancelled or postponed for any reason except unsafe ice conditions.

 

3. Tournament prize winners are determined by the largest weight and time registered.  In the event of a tie, the heaviest fish will  take priority.  Any species and size fish is eligible to win a prize. 

 

 

 

4. Minors 8 to 15 years old are the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian that registered the minor.  No children under 8 years old are permitted in the tournament ice fishing areas without an adult. 

 

 

 

5. All fish must be registered by the person that caught them.  You MAY NOT give a fish to another contestant to register.  The weigh-in will be at designated shelters on the lake.

 

 

 

6. All fish must be brought to the Judges shelter immediately after caught, and be alive.  Dead or frozen fish are ineligible.  Judges shall have the right to verify that the fish were legally caught.  The decision of the judge is final.  In the event deception is detected, the contestant’s prize will go directly to the next fish weight and size caught. All fish will be measured with Clam Corps Ruler.

 

 

 

7. Contestants are responsible for verification of the weight of the fish at the time of weigh-in.  A staff member must certify all weigh-ins.

 


8. The end of the tournament will conclude with a whistle or horn @ 1:00 PM.  The contestant must be on the way to the Judges stand by 1:00 PM for live caught fish verification and weigh in with their final fish.  Only one fish can be brought at a time.  Best of Luck!

 

 

 

9. There will be a leader board located in the weigh-in shelters and a final at the registration area.  All efforts will be made to keep the board(s) up to date and accurate.

 

 

 

10. Contestants will all start at the registration area and will be able to shot gun start out to their fishing areas at 9:00 am.  We will have a starting area for all anglers.  This is a great time to enjoy and share your fishing stories with your friends and family.  We want to make this fun time and honor our Wounded Warriors and their families.  Please be careful when departing for your fishing area, watch for ice-holes.  We always want everyone to use good fishing ethics and enjoy the day. 

 

 

 

8. The end of the tournament will conclude with a whistle or horn @ 1:00 PM.  The contestant must be on the way to the Judges stand by 1:00 PM for live caught fish verification and weigh in with their final fish.  Only one fish can be brought at a time.  Best of Luck!

 

 

 

9. There will be a leader board located in the weigh-in shelters and a final at the registration area.  All efforts will be made to keep the board(s) up to date and accurate.

 

 

 

10. Contestants will all start at the registration area and will be able to shot gun start out to their fishing areas at 9:00 am.  We will have a starting area for all anglers.  This is a great time to enjoy and share your fishing stories with your friends and family.  We want to make this fun time and honor our Wounded Warriors and their families.  Please be careful when departing for your fishing area, watch for ice-holes.  We always want everyone to use good fishing ethics and enjoy the day.  

 

 

 

11. The cost of this tournament is  $30.00 adult 16 years and older, and $10.00 minor 8 to 15 years old, mail-in registrations please post-marked by January 20, 2014.  Registrations postmarked and received after January 20, 2014, will be at “Will Call”.  No refunds will be given for any reason.  Online sales will end at Midnight on January 24, 2014.  Register at the Registration Table on January 25, 2014

 

 

 

12. All laws of the State of Colorado and the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife will be abided by.

 

 

 

13. All fish caught will immediately be released back into the lake after registered, no exceptions.  There will be three CLAM Shelters for release points the official fish weigh-in areas. 

 

 

 

14. Contestants are responsible for their own safety, actions, and property at all times.  BE AWARE at ALL TIMES for open ice holes.  Parents of Minors do not allow your children to run on the ice or play running games.

 

 

 

15. Prizes are the responsibility of the winners.  Taxes, registration, transportation and all incidental or sequential expenses incurred are the responsibility of the participants.  Any prizes not claimed within 14 days of the Ice Fishing Tournament shall be forfeited.  There is a Minor first through third place prize category.  No Minor participation in the Adult prize contest is permitted.

 

 

 

16. No motorized vehicles are allowed in the contest area other than contest officials and Town of Monument and Rescue personnel.  Any contestant bringing a motor vehicle within 50 yards of the contest perimeter may be disqualified.  Please call 719-291-3500 for handicap access information.

 

 

 

17. Contestants are required to park in the areas provided.  Watch for signs at the I-25 exits north Hwy 105 left continue straight on Second Street west, south exit Hwy 105 left turn on Second Street west.  Second Street west across railroad tracks to tee, left turn very short distance right turn (small sign Monument Lake) on dirt road, follow down to lake.  There is parking near the lake; all over flow parking must park above the lake near the entrance.  Contestants are encouraged to car pool and use the buddy system.  There are no shuttles.  No parking on the entrance road to lake it must remain open and clear for emergency vehicles.

 

 

 

18. Fishing equipment (rod and reel and jig) can be rented on-site for the sole use of the fishing tournament and returned at 1:00 pm registration area.  Loss of rod and reel will be the responsibility of the person losing it through an ice hole or carelessness.  Payment of $35.00 for replacement is made to Wounded Warrior USA. 

 

 

 

19. Anyone wanting tips and fishing reports can visit this web site for ice conditions and fishing reports.  Dave Bryant will be sharing tackle tips and fishing reports, as we get closer to the tournament.

 

 

 

20. Failure to comply with any of the contest rules subjects the contestants to disqualification and removal from the competition site, as determined by contest officials.  Right to refuse or revoke a competition vest to anyone is hereby reserved by the contest officials.

 

 

 

21. Volunteer members directly involved with the contest on the tournament day are not eligible for contest prizes.

 

 

 

22. All contestants and others here-by consent to the use of any photographs or likeness of themselves to be used in the promotion of our contest, including but not limited to media print, radio, television, internet, and other media coverage.

 

 

 

23. Wounded Warrior USA outreach program thanks you for supporting our efforts to provide fishing trips in the Rocky Mountain Region to Rehabilitating Wounded Soldiers.  Our request is that you remove all your trash, including cigarette butts, from the ice when you leave.  No glass containers and no alcohol allowed in the contest area.  Any glass containers and alcohol shall be confiscated and you will forfeit the tournament.  Waste containers are provided off the ice and weigh-in shelters on the ice.

 

All of you are winners for being here and supporting our programs. We Thank You.