Fishing for $50k Trout Derby

September 12 & 13, 2020

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Calling all residents and visitors from near and far! You and your family and friends are invited to get out on Big Bear Lake for a chance to win big during our Fishin' For $50k Trout Derby this September 12 & 13, 2020!

Five tagged trout - worth $10k each - will be released prior to the Derby and anglers can begin fishing Saturday and Sunday from 6 AM to 2 PM.

There will be 30 Tagged Trout, all worth cash prizes including: 5 Grand Prize Tagged Trout Worth $10k each! Win up to $50k! Now that’s worth fishing for! The 25 additional non-grand prize tagged trout are worth $200 each.

Each contestant receives a free jar of bait and a raffle ticket for the drawing during the awards ceremony. Participants have the opportunity to win top-of-the line fishing gear, bait, and tackle from national manufacturers. Participants will also receive a wristband that provides discounts at participating Big Bear restaurants, shops, and specialty services!

Additionally, 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.

Winner of Big Bear Lake's Fishin' For $50K


This is a 2-day trout derby. Online & phone pre-registration ends at 5 PM on Thursday, Sept. 10. In person registration will be available Friday, Sept. 11 from 12 PM - 10 PM. There is no entry on Sept. 12 - only check-in for pre-registered anglers.

All participants must check in, in person on Friday, Sept. 11 from 12 PM – 10 PM at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce at 630 Bartlett Rd.

Take Advantage of Discounted Entry!

Get 50% Off when you stay at least one night in any Big Bear Lake lodging facility OR when you rent a pontoon boat from any of these participating marinas:

o Big Bear Marina
o Holloway’s Marina
o Pine Knot Marina
o Pleasure Point Marina

- First Responders & Active and Retired Military: $20 Off individual entries
- Locals & Second Homeowners: $10 off individual entries
- Family discount: 50% off one (1) children’s entry with any adult entry paid at full price

Read complete details and regulations on our Registration Page.


Information on our Shore Lunch & Award Ceremony to come.

Prizes will be awarded for any fish worth $10k as well as any additional tagged fish.

Coming back this year, prizes for weight classes will be given to the top 3 men, women, boys, and girls. Prizes for men's and women's divisions (16 years and older) are $500 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd place, and free 2021 Derby entry for 3rd place.For boys' and girls' divisions (15 years and younger), 1st place will win a $250 check, 2nd place a $100 check, and 3rd place will receive free 2021 entry plus a fishing rod!