RULES FOR ICE FISHING CONTEST ISLAND LAKE-GRAND MESA February 7, 2015 9am-3pm 1. A parent or guardian of a child participant age 17 or younger must sign the registration form for them and be present at all times. 2. Persons entering this Tournament do so at their own risk, and persons should always exercise extreme caution. Ice Fishing is a potentially hazardous activity that could result in loss or injury. Tournament officials or the sponsors of this tournament do not assume any liability for injuries or damages that could result in connection with this ice fishing tournament. 3. Anglers (age applicable) must have a valid 2015 Colorado State Fishing license. 4. Only registered anglers may win prizes. Kids division must have parent’s signature. 5. You cannot take your gear out on the ice and then return to shore before the tournament starts. Tournament begins at 9:00 am. You cannot have a non-fisherman go out early to reserve your spot. These rules will be strictly enforced and violators will be disqualified. 6. Registered anglers may fish together. Non registered anglers cannot fish with registered anglers (contestants) and must fish at least 30 yards away. 7. All fish will be measured length plus girth, not weighed. Time of measuring will be recorded in event of a tie, the earliest registered fish will be declared the winner. 8. Fish must be measured prior to 3 pm, and the measuring will end at 2:45 pm. Measuring stations will be at Grand Mesa Lodge and at the Grand Mesa Visitor’s Center parking lot. 9. Each registered angler may only enter 3 fish to be measured by contest judges. 10. Only fish that are whole-not gutted may be entered. Fish with a snag, fouled hook marks, or that have been frozen, badly deteriorated or washed out looking will not be accepted by the judges and angler will be disqualified. 11. Chain saws may not be used to make ice holes due to safety issues. 12. The organizers reserve the right to amend or change the rules and regulations without prior notice if it is deemed to be in the best interest of all registered anglers and the fish. 13. Snowmobiles, which must have current 2015 registration, may be used by registered anglers but may not be on the lake before 9 am. 14.Officials on snowmobiles will be touring the lake throughout the contest to offer assistance and to encourage following State fishing and contest rules. 15.There will be a first aid station set up at the Grand Mesa Lodge if needed. GOOD LUCK ANGLERS & BE SAFE!
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