View of tents and snowmobiles at 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest
3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest

3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest

35th Annual Event: January 27-29, 2023

Join Destination Granby for the annual 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest, the longest-running ice fishing tournament West of the Mississippi. Ice fish on beautiful Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Reservoir, and Grand Lake in Colorado. Enter for one, two, or all three days of the contest and vie for tens of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Destination Granby, a nonprofit organization that supports the Granby community.

  • Registration

    Due to the Special Event Permit with the Forest Service we do have a limited number of registrations available. We recommend that you register early as we did max out last year. 

    Cancel before Friday, January 20 for a full refund. No Exceptions. Call (970) 887-2311 or email to cancel. We will be sad you can't make it, but we understand! We cannot issue a refund if you cancel after Friday, January 20, however we would encourage you to still inform us as a courtesy.


    2023 Entry Fee Pricing

      1 Day 2 Days 3 Days
    Online (ends Jan. 25) $65 $75 $85
    Walk Up (if available) $75 $85 $95
  • Tournament Details

    • The contest begins at 6:40 am each day.

    • The Weigh Station is at Stillwater Campground, 8590 US-34, Granby, CO 80446.

      • Weigh Station hours:

        • Friday & Saturday from 9 am-4 pm

        • Sunday from 9 am-2 pm.

    • Leaderboards, Daily Giveaway winners, and Raffle Drawing winners will be posted on this page as well as the 3 Lakes Facebook page.

    2023 Daily Cash Prizes

    Cash prizes have been increased - $8,775 in daily cash giveaways and $26,325 for the weekend! Good luck!

      Mackinaw* Brown Trout Rainbow Trout Grand Slam**
    1st $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,200
    2nd $500 $500 $500 $600
    3rd $250 $250 $250 $300
    4th $125 $125 $125 $150
    5th $100 $100 $100 $100
    6th $75 $75 $75 $75
    7th $50 $50 $50 $50
    TOTAL $2,100 $2,100 $2,100 $2,475

    *  Mackinaw Must be under 19"
    ** Grand Slam - Catch 1 of each: Mack under 19", Rainbow, Brown + Kokanee

    Contest Rules & Regulations

    Please read through the 2023 Rules and Regulations prior to the start of the event. Several changes have been made from last year's event.

  • Kick Off Party

    Thursday, January 26 
    Summit Bar & Grill at Sun Outdoors

    Kickoff the 35th Annual 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest at Summit Bar & Grill nestled in Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains, the 3 Lakes official Presenting Sponsor! Tickets will include 2 drink tickets, food, open bowling, and the sounds of a DJ. There will also be door prizes and giveaways! Sponsored by Country ACE Hardware and Kure's Craft Beverages, the kickoff party will be a great place to connect with familiar and new faces.

  • Lodging Partner - Sun Outdoors

    Use code FISH23 for 20% off your stay.

  • Become a Sponsor

    Sponsorship provides the necessary funding to make our events possible, and with your help, we can carry on years of tradition and start new ones. Download our sponsorship information to learn how you can support local community events.


    If you are interested in volunteering for the 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest, please email Sarah.


Presenting Sponsor

Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains

Kickoff Party Sponsor

Country Ace new logo

Diamond Sponsor

Town of Granby

Garnet Sponsor

Trash Company

Jasper Sponsor

Middle Park Health logo
Blue Federal Credit Union
Kure's Craft
RSD Consulting
R & J Liquors