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Fishing for $50K Trout Tournament - June 7-8, 2014

Fishing for $50K Trout Tournament




Registration Form

Official Rules

Are you a Big Bear local with a Fishin' for $50K discount code? Enter Code Here:

Discount valid for zip codes (must show valid form of I.D. or utility bill): 92315, 92314, 92333 or 92386. Must pre-register on or before June 5, 2014.

Catch a Tagged Trout Worth $50,000 at Big Bear Lake's Fishin' for $50K Trout Derby - June 7-8, 2014

Big Bear Fishin' for $50K Trout Tournament Big Bear Lake's Fishin' for $50K Trout Derby is one place in Southern California that gives anglers a chance to pocket some big cash! There are a total of 15 tagged trout at the Fishin' for $50K Trout Derby including one particular fish worth the big bucks. The angler who bags the grand prize tagged trout will win $50,000. Registration is limited to 750 anglers, so register early!

Here's how to Register:

(Registration OPEN until max of 750 entrants is reached)

  • Call 800-424-4232 to register.
  • Register and pay online for Fishin' for $50K trout tournament here.
  • Mail or Fax by filling out the Fishin' for $50K Registration form. Download registration form.
  • Email a scanned registration form to To get the registration form download here.
  • Do you have a promo code from the Fred Hall Fishing Show or Big Bear local's discount? Enter Code Here & Register Now (Fred Hall discount ends April 5, 2014 and Big Bear locals discount ends June 5, 2014):
  • Register in-person: Friday, June 6, 2014 from 12 noon- 10 p.m. (credit cards and cash ok) at Big Bear Lake Visitor Center, 630 Bartlett Rd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    *NOTE: Saturday, June 7, 2014 is for sign-ins ONLY. The last day to register is Friday, June 6, 2014.

Tagged-Trout Consolation Drawing

Any of the remaining 14 tagged trout caught in the Fishin' for $50K Trout Derby are eligible for a cash prize of $150 per tagged trout.

Biggest Trout Awards

In addition to tagged fish, anglers who catch the largest fish (by weight) in four different classes will be awarded prizes too. The four classes are adult male/female and child male/female (under age 16).

$15 Entry!

Book a one or two night stay the weekend of June 6-8, 2014 at a participating Big Bear Visitors Bureau lodge and only pay $15 entry fee per person. That's up to 75% off entry fee.

$15 ENTRY W/ LODGING Fishin' for $50k Trout Derby

Get Free Entry!

Rent a pontoon boat for one or both days of the tournament (June 7-8, 2014) at a participating marina in Big Bear Lake and receive FREE Entry! (up to 4 entries)  

4 FREE ENTRIES W/ PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Fishin' for $50k Trout Derby

Big Bear Locals or Fred Hall Travel Show Discounts

Have a discount code? Enter here to receive your discount and register online:

Win Cobra Kayak at Big Bear's Fishing TournamentWin a Cobra Kayak

Enter the Cobra Kayak raffle drawing at the event for a chance to win a fishing kayak courtesy of Cobra Kayaks. 

Awards Ceremony & Great Raffles

An awards ceremony takes place Sunday, June 8, 2014 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.

Registration Details

Fishin' for $50K Trout Derby will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014 and Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Entry is $60 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.

Rules & Regulations 

See official rules and regulations for Fishin' for $50K
*Upon registering for Fishin' for $50K you will receive the Official Rules and Regulations form to sign. Please only refer to the above link to the Official Rules and Regulations for information only.

Exclusive Discounts Around Town

During the weekend, all participants wearing the Fishin' for $50K wristband will receive discounts around town.

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