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500 tagged trout with dollar amounts ranging from $20 to $5,000.
ONLY the $5,000 tagged trout doubles to $10,000* if you purchased the official derby T-Shirt prior to catching the fish Longest Trout:
Youth (age 15 & under)
1st place for Men and Women Divisions pay $500 but doubles to $1000* with t-shirt
1st place for Youth Division pay $500 but it doubles to $1000* with t-shirt Derby Games:
Bobber Bowl Trout Prizes
Lake Trout Lotto
*Must purchase Derby T-shirt
2020 Isabella Lake Fishing Derby Update and News
The 31st Annual Derby has been reschd for March 27 - 29, 2021.
The 2020 Derby has been cancelled due to the COVIN-19 Crisis in California.
The 31st Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby was shaping up to be a good time on April 4 - 6, 2020. Our first Trout are being delivered to the fish rearing pens at Red's Marina in November and will growing fast, They are fed three times a day by an all volunteer crew organized by Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce and derby committee member Mark Chambers. Thank you everyone involved for all the hard work, these fish eat a lot and have to be fed rain or shine, sleet or sun, and it's getting cold out there! By the time these Trout are released right before the tournament they will all be fat and happy and ready to bite a line.
Tagged Trout are back as request for the past many years.
We will have 500 tagged trout which varies in range from $20 to $10,000. That is correct we will have a tagged trout worth $10,000 if you purchased the official derby T-Shirt,but if the t-shirt did not interest you that fish is still worth $5,000.
Do to the appreciation of the anglers, we are having the return of the three divisions this year Men, Women & Youth. The Men and Women Divisions will pay up to $1,000 for first place and the Youth Division will pay up to $1,000 for first place. Note first and second positions in all three divisions pay double if you purchse a t-shirt. Make sure and get yourself one of those 2020 / 2021 Derby T-Shirts, that's how you can catch that big one and get the largest prize money possible!
One other major announcement...a big one. There are always great raffle prizes given away each year at Derby Headquarters, this year is no exception, but we are upping our game! As of now we are officially announcing that thanks to the efforts of the Kern River Lake Isabella Chamber of Commerce and Galeys Marine in Bakersfield, CA. we have a unbelievable item for our anglers.
First Grand Prize Raffle will be a 2020 BassTracker Classic XL, 50HP Mercury Marine Low emission outboard, Minn Kota Trolling Motor, Lowrance Hook-3x color fish finder, dual batteries, live well and a diamond coat tracker trailer. All I can say is WOW!
Second Grand Prize Raffle will be a Honda Eu2200i, 2200 watt Honda Generator. Need I say anymore . AWESOME UNIT!!!!!!
Third Grand Prize Raffle // CASH Yes CASH // We will have two separate drawings for $500 cash on each one.
Not to forget about the fish net raffle everyone has come to enjoy year after year
Make sure and buy some raffle tickets at Derby Headquarters this year to have a chance at this beauty along with other prizes. Make a note, Derby Headquarters this year is at the Lake Isabella Senior Center, located at 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd, right in the center of town, just make a left at the four-way stop coming off of Highway 178 and go about a half mile it will be on the left. As always our all volunteer staff will be there to get you signed up, answer any questions you may have, measure and weight fish and hand out prizes!