Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 6076   Event: Colorado Kayak Fishing Club Horsetooth Tournament
Application Date: 01/02/2023    Event Date: 07/15/2023
Organization: Colorado Kayak Fishing Club   Phone:
Contact 1 Name: Jeremy Pierce
Address: 6308 MOATE LN
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Josh Hinz
Address: 4128 Ascendant Dr
colorado springs CO 80922
Email: Send email

Event Information

Permit Type(s): Parks and Open Spaces
Website: https://www.cokayakfishing.com/
Type of Event: Other
Horsetooth Reservoir

We are looking to hold a catch, photo, and immediate release black bass tournament on Horsetooth on the 15th of July. We are a 501c7 organization raising money this year for Roman's Warrior Foundation to aid them with taking military and first responders on therapeutic outdoor adventures. Last year we raised over $7400 for Denver Boys and Girls Clubs through our tournament entry fees and memberships.

We are strictly kayaks and do not use motors or livewells so we do not require ANS inspections for our anglers nor do we cause additional congestion/conflicts at the ramps, even if there is a concurrent boat tournament. We typically have a mix of where people launch from so there isn't much parking congestion caused by our competitors. They are required to wear a USCG approved PFD at all times, and we have emergency contacts for them should anything happen that day. We also can see that all anglers safely checked off the water in the afternoon via our TourneyX App.

Our award ceremony takes place off site so we do not need any kind of picnic area or pavilion that day and will be off the water by 3pm. We use a catch, photo, and release format which means that our fish will all be released immediately and there is no weigh-in at the end of the competition. This reduces stress on the fishery and there is much less livewell induced trauma on the bass that we catch. Even our bycatch (walleye and trout) are required to be released immediately.

Lastly, we are a Kayak Bass Fishing Affiliate Club. This puts us under their insurance window with NATA and gives us a $1Million per occurrence insurance coverage for our tournaments with no aggregate limit. We have made our applications to get certificates for 2023, but they have not come in yet. We are hoping for tentative approval and then to be finalized once their administration sends out certs, much like CPW has done with us.

Estimated Participants: 50   Estimated Spectators: 0

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is NOT being Served.
 Alcohol is NOT being Served

   Sat. 07/15/2023: 530 AM - 430 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 02/21/2023
We just received out COI from our national level affiliates. Please see attached.

2. Date Submitted: 02/24/2023
I got the name updated for the certificate holder block.

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Status: Approved

Comments: -Drinking water shall be from a public, treated water supply (which can be transported and dispensed in clean and sanitized food grade containers, commercial bottled water or from potable water taps onsite if conveniently located). -Food will not be served, so a 2023 Colorado Retail Food License or temporary food license will not be required. -Please ensure that a detailed emergency communications plan is available as well as response/evacuation plans in the case of severe weather and other disasters. Ensure all staff and volunteers are familiar with the plans. Include phone numbers for all volunteers, coordinators and emergency services (911 for emergency and other nonemergency phone numbers). When cell phone communication is not reliable, alternative communication means should be provided.

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved


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Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Thank you!

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Status: Approved


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Final Disposition


Good Afternoon Jeremy and Josh,

Congratulations! Your special event permit application has been approved.

Please print the permit and have it available for the duration of the event.

Have fun!