On January 11, 2011, the Southern Colorado Chapter of Trout Unlimited held the first Frostbite Fish-Off fly fishing tournament on the Arkansas River in Pueblo, Colorado. Our chapter is proud to announce that we are hosting the 6th Frostbite Fish-Off on February 24, 2018!
|Friday, February 23, 2018|
|6:00pm to 7:00pm||General Briefing and Pizza at the Elks Lodge|
|7:00pm to 8:00pm||Beat Drawings and Scheduling|
|Saturday, February 24, 2018|
|7:00am to 8:00am||Breakfast (Donuts and Coffee)|
|9:00am to 10:30am||Beat 1|
|11:00am to 12:30pm||Beat 2|
|12:30pm to 1:30pm||Lunch (Catered by Subway, provided on site)|
|2:00pm to 3:30pm||Beat 3|
|4:00pm – 5:30pm||Beat 4|
|6:00pm – 9:00pm||Dinner (Catered by Chicken and Pasta at the Elks Lodge), Raffle, and Awards|
**It will still be a little chilly 8am, so first cast will not start until 9:00am, after the sun’s been up for a couple of hours.
Eighteen teams of two anglers will fish approximately 4.5 miles of tailwater in Pueblo, Colorado. Together with our 30 volunteers, and an estimated 60 guests for our raffle immediately following the tournament, we will raise funds for local outdoors education, youth fishing programs, and wildlife habitat restoration. Funds from previous Fish-Offs supported a $400,000 restoration project that involved 114 modifications to the existing structure and 110 new habitat structures along the Pueblo Dam tailwater, and our chapter is in the process of selecting new projects to work on for 2018.
If you are interested in competing, sponsoring, or donating, more information can be found at http://www.frostbitefishoff.com