Win $50,000 Fishing in Big Bear Lake

This weekend the 3rd annual ‘Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby’ could put $50,000 in your pocket. 

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From June 11 through June 12 there will be a total of 10 tagged trout planted in the lake including one fish worth the top prize of $50k. Prizes for the other nine fish include Big Bear lodging and adventure packages. There will be a $500 award given to the angler that catches the largest fish with Berkley Power Bait and each contestant receives a jar of Berkley PowerBait and a wristband good for discounts at participating Big Bear restaurants, shops and specialty services.

The fee to enter the tournament is $40 for adults age 16 and over. Youths 15 and under the fee is $25. Proceeds go toward keeping the lake stocked with fish.

Immediately following the tournament don’t miss the awards ceremony at 3 p.m. in the Big Bear Visitor Center parking lot. The ceremony will include a raffle with thousands of dollars worth of fishing gear and bait and tackle from national manufacturers. Prizes for tagged fish that have not been redeemed, with the exception of the $50,000 grand prize, will also be donated to the raffle.

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This promises to be a fun and very exciting event so we hope you can join us. We do still have a few rooms available for this weekend but they are going fast. Visit our website or call
1-800-798-3960 to make a reservation.

If you can’t make it to the tournament this weekend we encourage you to plan to visit another time to enjoy the fishing, as it is one of the things for which Big Bear Lake is famous! It really doesn’t matter whether you fish for the prizes, for relaxation, therapy, or a social day with family and friends; there are plenty of great fishing opportunities here in Big Bear! We’ve even researched the 7 best places to fish  for you!

If you plan to come for the tournament, call 800 424-4232 to register, or go online to for more tournament information.

Good Luck!

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