You must be a CKFC paid member of the series you plan to fish (Bass Only or Multi-Species). Can become a member by paying online or on Tourney day.
- Ketch board
- White light: 360 white light, head lamp, or flash light
- PFD, Personal Floatation Device
- Cell Phone
- TourneyX App
- Colorado Fishing license
- Tournaments can be cancelled due to weather conditions
- Usually, tournaments will end at 2 or 3 pm (can be shortened, if needed due to weather).
- We try our best to get the result ceremony done as soon as we can.
CKFC Tournaments are catch, photo, release.
This means we catch a fish, then we take a picture of the fish on the Ketch board, and release the fish.
You will use the TourneyX app to submit your fish for judging.
The judges will verify your fish and your longest 5 fish will be counted towards your total score.
Please contact one of the Tournament Directors or the President and let us know you can’t make it (BEFORE the tournament).
We will either reimburse you or roll your entry to the next tournament…your choice
Multi-Species Tournaments are just that Multi-Species…meaning you have to catch more than just one species. Example: Fishing at Chatfield, (depends on the tournament director) we may elect to include Walleye, Bass (Black Bass), and trout.
You must catch a combination of fish to get a limit (5 Fish). Example: 2:2:1, 2 Walleye, 2 Trout, and 1 Bass…or 2 Trout, 2 Bass, and 1 Walleye.
For Multi-Species tournaments CKFC follows
CPW rules and the specific rules of each lake a tournament is held at.
Generally, yes for multi-species (Spinney is a no bait/no scent lake!!!) (please make sure you know the rules at each individual lake and CPW rules).
For the Bass series, Bait is NOT allowed!
For Multi-Species tournaments, Trolling is allowed.
For the Bass Series, Trolling is NOT allowed.
For Multi-Species tournaments, Yes you can use two rods or have two lines in the water at the same time (Make sure you have the CO extra rod stamp on your license, as CKFC is not responsible for any tickets you may receive if you don’t).
For The Bass Series, NO you can not use two rods at the same time or have more than one line in the water at anytime. One Rod; One line.
For Both tournament series, CKFC has an 8 inch minimum length in order for the fish to be a scoreable or qualified fish.
CKFC reserves the right to change this rule prior to any tournament. If changed, it will be announced before the event start time.
For Bass tournaments, NO there is no maximum size.
For the Multi-Species, YES/NO. You can catch a fish bigger than 30 inches, but we can only officially allow 30 inches.
Even if the fish is over 40 inches, you will only get credit for 30 inches.
For both series, If there is a tie in total inches, the first tie breaker is longest fish (of 5 submitted).
If the longest fish is the same we go to the 2nd longest..then 3rd, etc.
If it’s still tied after 5 fish. Rock, Paper, Scissors! (haha)
CKFC pays back 80% of each entry.
The other 20% goes to Angler of the Year, and towards the yearly donation to the CKFC elected Charity.
CKFC pays out cash to the top 3 places.
We give away prizes/cash to the top 5 places.