CanceledTrout Fishing Tournament - CANCELED

This event has been canceled due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns.

Two people catch a trout in a boat during the tournament.

This event has been canceled.

We look forward to welcoming you to the park in 2021.

Cast your line and reel in the big one at the Bear Creek Lake Park trout fishing tournament! The target fish for this event will be rainbow or brown trout, and the winner will be determined by weight. Check-in begins at 7 a.m.

This is a two-person team tournament that will take place on Bear Creek Reservoir. Both shore and watercraft will have separate winners. Fishing licenses are required and all boats undergo a mandatory boat inspection. Boats must arrive with a valid green seal the day of the tournament.

Tournament Info and Rules

  • This is a team event. $60 per team (includes park entrance fee). It is the responsibility of the participants to organize their team of two.
  • All participants 16 and older must have a valid Colorado State Fishing License. 
  • Each team must have one licensed fisherman at least 16 years or older.
  • All team members will be required to sign or have a parent sign a City of Lakewood waiver of liability.
  • All entry fees are final, no refunds will be given. The tournament will go on regardless of the weather.
  • Check in for the tournament will be at 7 a.m., Saturday, October 3. The tournament will begin at 8 a.m. and will be signaled with a siren. Boats will be allowed to launch prior to tournament start, however contestants caught fishing before the start time will be disqualified.
  • Only rainbow or brown trout caught from Bear Creek Reservoir on the day of the tournament may be entered to win.
  • Winning fish will be determined by weight and will be weighed by a certified scale. Participants are allowed two entries per team. Once both fish have been weighed, and therefor entered, into the contest any subsequent fish will not be allowed by that team.
  • There will be a separate purse for shore teams and boat teams. We will award 1st and 2nd place for each shore and boat teams. 
  • Teams must check in to be weighed by 2:30 p.m. on the day of the tournament; however fish can be entered and weighed at any point between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. We encourage bringing in your fish live to be weighed then released but not mandatory. 
  • Any fish not weighed by 2:30 p.m. sharp will be disqualified. We will accept fish if you are in line to be weighed by 2:30 p.m.
  • All boats except exempt boats which include canoes, kayaks, non-trailered rafts and belly boats must come with a green seal showing proof of an exit inspection. Please get your boat inspected prior to the day of the tournament at any valid Colorado WID station (Chatfield, Cherry Creek, Bear Creek Lake Park, etc). Green seals and a valid exit receipt must be present and intact during the tournament check in. 
  • Trailered boats that have been ANS inspected and green sealed can be left in the park overnight, however no boats will be allowed in the water overnight. No vehicles will be allowed overnight with the boats. This is a service provided for the tournament participants only and the City of Lakewood will not be responsible for the safety of boats left overnight. Use this service at you own risk.
  • All contestants are subject to a mandatory cooler/bag/boat inspection before and during the tournament.
  • Contestants caught cheating will immediately be disqualified and banned from future events.
  • Bear Creek Lake Park employees are ineligible.
  • Names and photos of the winners may be used by the City of Lakewood or the sponsors without further compensation. 
  • Registration is limited to 100 participants or 50 teams. There will be 25 spaces for boat teams and 25 spaces for shore teams. Hand launchable boats are encouraged due to our limited parking. Hand launchable boats please use the shore not the boat ramp to launch due to our small boat ramp. 
  • Trailered boats will park in the field west of the boat ramp due to limited parking spaces. 
  • Any live bait, aside from worms, must be inspected before the start of the tournament. A valid receipt from a certified bait shop will have to be shown and purchased within 7 days of the tournament. 
  • Any tied entries will be broken by length of fish.
  • Bear Creek Lake Park, Colorado State Fishing, Colorado boating rules and regulations apply. Any participant failing to comply with those rules, or rules of the tournament, will result in immediate disqualification. Disputes or interpretation of rules and regulations will be left to tournament officials to resolve.


Activity code: 159902-03 (watercraft) and 159902-04 (shoreline)

When (All dates canceled)

  • Saturday, October 03, 2020 | 07:00 AM - 02:30 PM


Bear Creek Reservoir

Bear Creek Lake Park, 15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood, CO 80465  View Map

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