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Fishing for $50k Trout Derby

06/12/2021 - 6:00am to 06/13/2021 - 2:00am
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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! Anglers can begin fishing Saturday and Sunday from 6 AM to 2 PM.

Event Photographers will be present at all event locations. Please be aware that by purchasing entry into this event, that you consent to the use of your voice, name and/or likeness being used in any and all media (video, photo, print, etc.) without notice or compensation.


This is a two-day trout derby. Online & phone pre-registration ends at 5 PM on Thursday, June 10, 2021. In-person registration takes place from 12 noon - 10 PM on Friday, June 11, 2021. There is no entry on June 12 - only check-in for pre-registered anglers.

Pre-registered participants will check in either Friday, June 11 from 12 noon - 10 PM or Saturday, June 12 prior to 6 AM. Check-in is located at 630 Bartlett Rd in The Village.

Entry is $80 for adults and $30 for participants under age 16. Entries are limited to the first 550 registered anglers.

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:

Big Bear Marina
Holloway’s Marina
Pine Knot Marina
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.

Each contestant receives a free jar of bait, a wristband that provides discounts at participating Big Bear restaurants, shops, and specialty services and 1 raffle ticket.

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


When the hooks are reeled in and the last fish is weighed, head to the Awards Stage to see who the lucky winners are.

Tagged Trout Awards

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

Weight Class Awards

Weight class awards will be given to Adult Male & Female categories:
1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $250
3rd Place - Free Entry 2022

Weight class awards will also be given to Child Male & Female categories:
1st Place - $250
2nd Place - $100
3rd Place - Free entry 2022 + rod

The awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, June 13 at 3:30 PM at Bartlett Parking Lot located at 630 Bartlett Rd in the 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 fishing Kayak as part of a separate raffle courtesy of Big Bear Sporting Goods.

Stage Production made possible by Big Bear Cool Cabins.