There are two fishing events planned for Big Bear Lake in May, as the Board of Directors of the Big Bear Municipal Water District granted event permits for both at their meeting of March 19. That said, fisherman can look forward to the 27th annual Jim Hall Memorial Trout Classic on May 16 & 17 and the Big Bear Lake Resort Association’s Fishin’ for 50K Trout Derby to follow Memorial Day weekend on May 30 and 31. In other news from the MWD meeting on Thursday, Trinity Construction of Blue Jay was awarded the bid to construct an office building at the Carol Morrison East Public Launch Ramp, though construction will not begin prior to April 1, as that area is protected as a bald eagle habitat until that time. The MWD Board also approved a consultant agreement with Moffatt & Nichol Engineers, for design and engineering work for the Big Bear Marina dredge project, which would bolster the peninsula from long-term erosion. The recontouring of the peninsula and Big Bear Marina is, per MWD staff, not anticipated to commence for a couple of years, depending on lake level.