How about a little friendly competition.
The annual Vallecito Lake Fishing Tournament, a popular summer kickoff angling festival, returns June 5-6.
The family-style fishing tournament weekend is sponsored by the Vallecito Conservation and Sporting Association with events for all ages.
This year, there will be divisions for professionals as well as amateurs.
Adding to the enticement, the professional bass and pike classes will feature an 80 percent payout. Entry fee is $100 per class.
There will be three amateur adult fishing classes. Entry fee is $20.
There also will be three classes for young fishermen 15 and under.
Entry is $5 for children.
A boat permit is required ($7.50). It's good for five days.
No fishing license is required because June 5-6 is a Colorado Division of Wildlife free fishing weekend.
The program opens with registration from 5 to 7 p.m. June 4 at Doc's Marina. Registration will continue from 6 to 7 a.m. June 5.
Tournament fishing begins at 7 a.m. June 6. Fishing will continue through the afternoon.
The competion will close at 5 p.m. June 5 and 3 p.m. June 6.
Last year, anglers were greeted by two distinctly different days of fishing, courtesy of the weather.
Kirk Lashmett of Durango landed the biggest prize of the weekend, winning the Grand Slam Angler's title and the accompanying belt buckle.
Lashmett won with the most species caught in the two-day tournament: five.
"That was a real kick,"Lashmett told The Durango Herald last year.
Lashmett, who spent 30 years studying fish and fish habitat as a fish biologist with the Department of the Interior, said he was a little surprised his catches held up to win the overall title.
Durango fisherman Colt Roberts aced the field in the pike category in 2009. He hauled in the biggest fish of the weekend - a 221/8-pound pike.
While Roberts won the pike category, longtime local fisherman Kris Johnson of Durango was second.
Eric Fenstermacher of Ignacio finished first in the trout/salmon category, and Maurice Perrmann of Durango won the smallmouth bass division.
Barbara Meyer of Vallecito won the women's division for the tournament.
Eric Graham of Bayfield won the shoreline angler category in the 2009 tourney.