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!
(Registration OPEN until max of 750 entrants is reached)
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.
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). A bonus prize of $500 is awarded to the overall largest trout (by weight) caught on caught on Pautzke Fire Bait.
STAY OVERNIGHT AND SAVE UP TO 75%!
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.
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)
Have a discount code? Enter here to receive your discount and register online:
Enter the Cobra Kayak raffle drawing at the event for a chance to win a fishing kayak courtesy of Cobra Kayaks.
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.
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.
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.
During the weekend, all participants wearing the Fishin' for $50K wristband will receive discounts around town.