Tag: trout

Fishing for $50k Trout Derby

On June 9 and 10, 2012, Big Bear Lake’s “Fishin’ for $50K” Trout Derby in Southern California gives anglers the chance to do so. There are a total of ten tagged trout at the Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby including one particular fish worth the big bucks. The angler who bags the grand prize tagged trout will win $50,000.  To register go to...

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Tagged Fish In Big Bear Lake Gets Lucky Angler 2011 Ford Truck!

Big Bear Lake, Ca, September 29, 2011, 12:00pm – The Western Outdoor News Troutfest will take place this weekend, bringing anglers from all over California and the western United States to compete in the trout fishing tournament in Big Bear Lake.  This family style fishing tournament will be offering both adult male and female divisions, as well as junior male and female categories.  Participants in the tournament have an opportunity to win hundreds of raffle prizes; will have entry into the notorious blind bogey contest, a Saturday barbecue lunch, and the chance to win tagged fish prizes, which include a 2011 Ford Worth.  The lake will be stocked with trophy-sized fish prior to the event, providing anglers with even more chance of catching the big one.  To register for the tournament call 949) 366-0030, ext....

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Trout Worth 50k Swims Free To Be Caught Another Day

Big Bear, Ca, June 14, 2011, 4:00pm – “Fishin for 50k” took place this past weekend with 677 entrants who competed in the two day fishing tournament.  The weekend was filled with great weather, perfect for time on the lake, and an ideal time to catch a fish worth 50 grand.  According to tournament director Alan Sharp, over 1,000 people gathered at the awards ceremony on Sunday at Big Bear Marina to see who caught the largest fish.  The largest fish of the day was caught by Robert Kimura of Los Angeles, who caught a 9.61 pound trout.  Maria Leverett of Victorville caught the largest trout for the adult ladies with a 7.67 pound trout.  The Junior winners were Robert Ash of Sugarloaf with a catch of 2.18 pounds, and Kyleigh Villa of Palm Springs with her catch of 2.01 pounds.  15 year old David Kateman of Sugarloaf reeled in a tagged trout, and hoped that it was the one worth $50,000, however it was the lucky fish.  Kateman walked away with a wide array of prizes including a new fishing rod and reel, and local gift certificates.  Nine tagged trout remain in Big Bear Lake, however the added value of the tag has gone, and anglers will have to try their hand next year and fish for...

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Trout Rescued and Returned to Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, Ca Saturday, April 16, 2011 12:00 pm – Friday, April 15, between 50 and 100 rainbow trout were rescued from culverts and ditches beside the Big Bear City Airport by the California Department of Fish and Game.  Because of the abnormally high water levels in Big Bear Lake, mature trout have been swimming into normally dry creek beds to spawn.   Many times the fish are unable to return to the lake and would die without the help of department game wardens, volunteers, and biologists.  Between 400 and 500 fish have been returned to Big Bear Lake in two rescue missions.  In Friday’s operation, Mike Giusti, Senior Environmental Scientist for the department donned waders and carried a machine on his back that gently shocked the fish for a short time.  Assistants were then able to safely scoop the stunned fish into a holding tank for their short trip back to the lake.  Many of the captured fish were estimated to be in the 3 – 4 pound range.  The public is reminded that fish seen in local streams may not be caught or handled during spawning season.  Local streams are closed to fishing through May 27. Additional pictures and information is on the CA DFG  News website [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30620.mp3|titles=Trout Rescued and Returned to Big Bear...

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No Fishing in Big Bear Streams

Big Bear, Ca March 11, 2011 5:00 pm – Streams and creeks that flow into Big Bear Lake are closed to fishing during the trout spawning season, from March 1 through May 27.  No fish may be taken from the streams and fishing with a pole, net, or by hand may lead to a ticket or arrest.  Fish in the streams may be observed but should not be harassed or caught.  Valley citizens and visitors are asked to help keep the lake’s Rainbow Trout numbers strong by reporting violators to the Department of Fish and Game’s tip line at 1-888-334-2258 or 1-888-DFG-CALTIP....

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