Southern Ute tribal member, Muz Pinnecoose was among those who braved the adverse weather for the thrill for the catch.
A total of 53 ice fishing enthusiasts endured first blizzard conditions and heavy winds during the 2019 Lake Capote Ice Fishing Derby. First, second and third prizes were given for largest fish by weight for both adult and youth categories.
Of the 53 participates, 14 Southern Ute tribal members braved the weather and tried their luck fishing through an eight-inch hole on the frozen lake, Saturday, Feb. 16.
Prizes were given for largest fish by weight for both adult and youth categories.