The fishing competition was one of a trio of events honoring the late Charlie Meyers, who wrote an outdoors column for The Denver Post for many years. Earlier in the day, the Colorado Division of Wildlife held a dedication for the Charlie Meyers State Wildlife Area.
The Charlie Meyers Wildlife Area is a 640-acre portion of the Spinney Mountain Wildlife Area that encompasses the "Dream Stream" segment of the South Platte River, said Jennifer Churchill, the Colorado Division of Wildlife public information officer for the northeast region.
"It was a favorite stream of his," said Churchill.
Meyers was also active in getting the "Dream Stream" opened up for public access and in fighting for regulations to preserve the quality of fishing there.
Around 100 people attended the dedication, said Churchill.
Colorado Trout Unlimited rounded out the day with a night of barbecue and storytelling at the American Safari Ranch near Fairplay.
Around 60 people attended the evening portion of the event, said Erica Stock, outreach director for Colorado Trout Unlimited.