Fishin' for $50K+ Trout Derby is Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 from 6 a.m. to 2p.m. each day. Entry is $70 for adults and $30 for participants under age 16. Discounted entry of 50% off ($35 adult, $15 youth) is available to participants who either stay at least one night at a Big Bear lodging facility or rent a pontoon boat at a participating marina in Big Bear Lake. For each entry $20 is contributed to the Big Bear Lake trout fishery program to help feed and grow the fish. Entries are limited to the first 750 registered anglers.
Each contestant receives a free jar of Bait and a wristband that provides discounts at participating Big Bear restaurants, shops, and specialty services.
The awards ceremony takes place Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m. at The Cave located at 407789 Village Drive in Big Bear Village. The awards ceremony includes a general raffle with thousands of dollars' worth of fishing gear, bait and tackle from national manufacturers. Anglers have a chance to win a brand new Hobie Kayak as part of a separate raffle courtesy of Hobie Fishing and Big Bear Sporting Goods.