The Tri-Lakes Community giving back to those that has sacrificed for freedom. The 5th Annual Warriors Ice Fishing Tournament sponsored by Wounded WarriorUSA(non-profit) was held on Saturday 24 January. The attendance was an overwhelming 244 ice-fishing anglers onMonumentLakefor all ages and from many cities from all overColorado. There were families and fishing friends having a great time of relaxing and visiting each other on 9 inches of snow covered ice. A special invitation was extended to the Active Duty Rehabilitating Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB),FortCarson. The WTB Commanding OfficerLTCAaronM.Termain and his family walked the entire lake with Wounded Warrior USA Executive Director Bill Miller thanking attendees for their support of the wounded warriors and their families. Thanks to Clam Corporation, Premier Roofing, Town of Monument, and Wounded Warrior USA as the primary tournament supporters and donors of prizes.
Adult winners: Congratulations to William Alawbaugh the first place Rainbow Trout 1 lb.11-5/8 oz, second place Jeff Empter Rainbow Trout 1 lb 1-1/2 oz, third place Tom Burton Rainbow Trout 13 ½ oz. The angling youth out caught their parents and that kind of fun is priceless.
Youth winners: Congratulations to Ben Campenellathe first place Rainbow Trout 1 lb 7/8 oz, second place Donovan McBride Smith a Rainbow Trout 12-1/4 oz, and third place Brandon Bostona Rainbow Trout 10-7/8 oz. Youth smallest fish caught a Perch bySaraGarne1-3/4 oz. Many first time ice anglers are now hooked on the enjoyment of ice fishing and the thrill of a tournament. Looking forward to our 6th Annual Warriors Ice Fishing Tournament in January 2016.