Fishin' for $50K, Grizzly Weekender, June 7, 2019

Will this be the year for a big payoff at the Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby?

The annual Trout Derby is Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, in Big Bear Lake. This is a family-friendly event with a chance to win big bucks. There are five tagged trout in the lake, each worth $10,000. Other tagged fish have great prizes attached.

In addition to the tagged fish, there are weight class awards. Adult male and female first-place finishers earn $500. Second-place garners $250 and third-place winners earn free entry into the 2020 derby.

Male and female children’s division winners receive $250 savings bonds. Second-place kids earn $100 savings bonds. And third-place winners receive a free entry into the 2020 tournament plus a fishing rod.

Participating marinas include Big Bear Marina, Captain John’s Fawn Harbor & Marina, Holloway’s Marina, North Shore Landing and Pine Knot Marina. The official sponsor is Big Bear Sporting Goods.

Entry fee is $80 for adults age 16 and older and $30 for children age 15 and younger. First responders, and active and retired military receive $20 off individual entry. Big Bear residents and second homeowners receive $10 off individual entry. There is also a family discount — 50 percent off one child’s entry with any adult entry paid at full price.

Each contestant receives a free jar of bait, a wristband that provides discounts at participating Big Bear restaurants, shops and specialty services, and one opportunity drawing ticket.

In-person registration is available from noon to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 7. The derby runs from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 8 and 9.

The awards ceremony and check-in are at the Bartlett Events Area, 630 Bartlett Road in Big Bear Lake. A $5 shore lunch is available for purchase on Sunday during the ceremony.

To register in advance, visit bigbear.com or call 800-424-4232.

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