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Annual Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic Offers Chance To Win $10,000

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 20, 2012, noon – Organizers of the 30th Annual Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic are pulling out all the stops for anglers to win big money. The top nine largest trout caught at the May Trout Classic share or split $8,000 in prize money based on 500 entrants, and new this year is an opportunity to catch a tagged trout worth $10,000. Tournament Director Jason Hall says the May Trout Classic is known as ‘The Grand Daddy of Them All’ because they stock the lake with enormous trophy-sized trout, and this year, one lucky angler could catch a trophy-size beauty with a tag on its dorsal fin worth $10,000. In addition to the tagged trout and $8,000 in cash prizes for the top nine largest trout, are trophies and drawings with thousands of dollars worth of fishing gear, bait and tackle from national manufacturers. The May Trout Classic is the longest running fishing tournament at Big Bear Lake, and has become a family tradition with multiple generations participating in the annual event. The May Trout Classic is a non-profit event with all of its proceeds going to Big BearLake’s fishery programs and fish habitat. Money from the tournament enables officials to plant trophy-size trout and provide a memorable angling experience for current and future generations. The event will take place on May 19 and 20. Entry forms are available...

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Spots Still Available For The Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic

Big Bear, Ca, April 21, 2011, 4:00pm – In 1983 two men decided they wanted to create a trout tournament to help bring people to the Big Bear Valley in the springtime between the ski season, and summer.  These two men were Jerry Eden and Jim Hall, and the tournament they created, then called the May Trout Classic, has become a major event in the Big Bear Valley for the past 29 years.  Now known as the Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic, after the passing of Hall in 2001, this event brings thousands of people to the Big Bear Valley every year. “People plan their vacations around this,” said Jacque Hall, “This year we have people coming from as far as Oklahoma and Kansas to participate.” Jacque, the late Jim Hall’s wife, and their son Jason, with the help of countless volunteers, continue to organize and promote the event that Jim created.   There is a maximum of 500 entrants each year, and many years they have filled all the spots.  For this year’s event there are only 150 spots left, so interested parties should sign up now.  Entry fees are $65 per person, with two divisions for children, who can join in the fun for free if a relative is participating in the tournament.   The top nine anglers will split an $8,000 cash purse.  Entry applications are available...

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