Monday, March 25, 2013

Big bear Lake Trout Derby

Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake Resort Association will pay $50,000 to an angler that reels in the grand prize tagged trout at the 5th Annual Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby June 8 and 9, 2013.

 There are a total of fifteen tagged trout at the Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby including one particular fish worth the big bucks of $50,000.

 In the last two years four tagged trout have been caught at Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby, which has caused quite a buzz in the fishing community. This year’s organizers of the event are optimistic that a lucky angler will reel in the trout worth a small fortune.

Free entry is given to Fishin’ for 50K participants who stay at least one night at a Big Bear Lake Resort Association lodge from June 7 to June 9.

The amount of free entries is based on lodging occupancy per reservation. Up to four free entries is also given to participants who rent a pontoon boat on either day.

An awards ceremony takes place Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m. in the Big Bear Visitor Center parking lot located at 630 Bartlett Road (in the Village). The awards ceremony includes a general raffle with thousands of dollars worth of fishing gear, bait and tackle from national manufacturers.

Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby is Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Entry is $55 for adults and $30 for participants under age 16.

Entries are limited to the first 750 registered anglers. Each contestant receives a free jar of Pautzke Fire Bait and a wristband that provides discounts at participating Big Bear restaurants, shops and specialty services.

For rules and regulations or to register for the event visit