Fishin' for $50K Trout Tournament

Registration is open! Mark your calendar for June 8 - 9, 2024!

With 5 tagged trout worth $10K each, you could win up to $50K! Plus, an Anniversary Tournament Champion will win $2,500!

Fishin' For $50K is the family event of the season. Bring out the whole crew and enjoy two days on Big Bear Lake fishing for $50K. Five out of 30 tagged trout are Grand Prize Winners worth $10K each. Now that’s worth fishing for!

Weight class prizes are given to both adult and child age groups and raffle prizes include adult and child fishing equipment. It's just another reason to invite the whole gang to enjoy this event weekend.

Fishin' for $50K logo depicting two fish and the words, "Big Bear Lake Annual Trout Derby Fishing for $50K"

Register & Purchase Tickets

Event Details

Event Schedule

Weekend Schedule

  • Online pre-registration ends at 5 PM on Thursday, June 6 or when entries are sold out.
  • In-person registration: Friday, June 7, 2024 from 12 PM - 10 PM while supplies last. Location - 630 Bartlett Rd.
  • Pre-registered check-in: Friday, June 7 from 12 PM - 10 PM AND Saturday, June 8 from 5 AM-9AM. Saturday is Check-in Only!
  • Official tournament fishing times: Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9 from 6 AM to 2 PM.
  • Weigh station open 7 AM - 2:30 PM on both competition days. Located at Big Bear Sporting Goods at 40544 Big Bear Blvd.
  • Awards: Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 PM in Bartlett Parking Lot at 630 Bartlett Rd.
  • Lunch Meal Voucher add-on ($10) will be available for purchase at registration (online & in-person) and at Awards Ceremony while supplies last. Lunch served at the award ceremony only.

Entry Fees & Discounts

Entries Fees

  • Adult entry fee $80 (16+), kids $30 (15-)
  • Entries are limited to 700 registered anglers.
  • Each contestant receives a jar of bait, an event t-shirt, and 1 raffle ticket for the general raffle.
  • Lunch Meal Voucher add-on ($10) will be available for purchase at registration (online & in-person) and Awards Ceremony while supplies last. Lunch served at the award ceremony only.

Discounted Entries

Get 50% Off when you stay one night or more at any Big Bear Lake lodging OR when you rent a pontoon from these marinas:

Additional Discounts

  • First Responders & Active/Retired Military: $20 Off individual entries
  • Locals & Second Homeowners: $10 off individual entries
  • Family discount: 50% off 1 child entry with adult entry paid at full price.

Tournament Raffle & Prizes


The awards ceremony takes place Sunday, June 9 at 3 PM at Bartlett Parking Lot at 630 Bartlett Rd in The Village. The ceremony includes the general raffle with thousands of dollars worth of fishing gear, bait and tackle, and angling equipment.

Anglers also have a chance to win a brand-new fishing kayak as part of a separate raffle courtesy of Big Bear Sporting Goods.

Grand Tournament Champion

The Grand Tournament Champion is returning this year. The angler to present the Largest Fish (by weight) will walk away with $2,500!

Grand Prize Tagged Trout

$10K cash prizes will be awarded for tagged fish with winning numbers.

Non-Grand Prize Tagged Trout

$500 will be awarded for the first 5 non-grand prize tagged fish brought in.

Weight Class Awards

Weight class awards will be given to Adult Male & Female (16+) categories:

  • 1st Place - $1500
  • 2nd Place - $750
  • 3rd Place - $500

Weight class awards will also be given to Child Male & Female (15 and under) categories:

  • 1st Place - $500
  • 2nd Place - $250
  • 3rd Place - $100

Tournament Rules & Regulations

See read full rules and regulations before registering.

For questions regarding the derby, contact 1-800-424-4232 or email

*Event photographers will be present at all event locations. By purchasing entry into this event, you consent to the use of your voice, name and/or likeness being used in any and all media without notice or compensation.

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