Attention anglers: Eagle Nest Ice Fishing Tourney is this Saturday

2016’s tournament

Eagle Nest Lake State Park is hosting an Ice Fishing Tournament from 6 a.m.–2 p.m.  Saturday (Jan. 28).

Tournament registration begins at 6 a.m. at the Eagle Nest Lake Visitor Center. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish in each species categories: Trout/Salmon, Perch, Pike, and Creel. The total length of the fish will be measured, and in case of a tie, the girth measurement will take priority. If a tie still exists, the prize will be shared by the winners.

Prizes will also be awarded for the total fish caught in registered species categories. Participants must register in at least one species category to compete in Creel category. The Creel winner will be based on points for the total fish caught in the tournament. In event of a tie, the prize will be shared by the winners. 

Cash prizes will consist of a percentage of the registration fees collected for each category:

  • 1st Place – 40% of the cash prize
  • 2nd Place – 30% of the cash prize
  • 3rd Place – 20% of the cash prize
  • 4th Place – 10% of the cash prize
  • Raffle & Door Prizes: Winners must be present to claim prize.   

Contact Eagle Nest Lake State Park for more information at (575) 377-1594.

This event is co-sponsored by the Friends Group of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks in cooperation with the Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce and the NM Department of Game and Fish.