Ice fishing heats up

16th annual Mountain Air Mechanical Ice Fishing Tournament on tap

That’s not Robert Peary making an attempt at the North Pole, but instead an angler at Rifle Gap Reservoir readying for day of ice fishing. The popular reservoir 10 miles north of Rifle is the site of the 16th annual Mountain Air Mechanical Ice Fishing Tournament on Jan. 18-19.



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That’s not Robert Peary making an attempt at the North Pole, but instead an angler at Rifle Gap Reservoir readying for day of ice fishing. The popular reservoir 10 miles north of Rifle is the site of the 16th annual Mountain Air Mechanical Ice Fishing Tournament on Jan. 18-19.

For many year-round anglers, the best part of winter finally arrives when there is enough ice on their favorite lake to drill a hole and drop a line through it. Anglers are by nature…




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