30th Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby

is April 13-15, 2019

Start planning your spring break now!!!!! Many new and exciting changes to be announced, will you be here to catch the "big one"?

Tom Teofilo - The Lodge At Painted Rock
Tom Borchard Sponsor F
Tom & Sue Mckinney F
Starlite Lounge F
Thats Italian F
RJ Smith Construction F
Reds Marina F
Pizza Barn F
Judy Dempsey-Walter Mortenson INS F
Kern Valley Hospital F
Kern Valley Exchange Club F
Knights Of Columbus F
Margaret Haase Sponsor F
Pat Turnham Realty F
Piute Pump F
Primos F
Karene R. Williams F
Harrys Bar
Jeffrey Yarbrough Sponsor F
Golden State Surplus F
Giavonnis Fish Market & Gallery F
Farmers Insurance - Fred Clark F
Fred & Elaine Roach F
Cheryl's Diner
Ignacio Ansaldo F
Thai See 29 14 F2
Barnes Bargains F
Beth & CJ Bethany & CO F
Bill Roach
California Land Management  F
El Portal Mexican Restaurant F
Generator Winner F
Warren Gubler F
George Brewer F
First fish ever F
Garrett Pierce Early Bird
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Prize Payout:

  • $10,000.00 for longest trout w/t-shirt or $5,000.00 for longest trout w/out t-shirt

  • $1,500.00 for second longest

  • $1,000.00 for third longest

  • $   500.00 for fourth longest

  • $   250.00 for fifth longest

  • Blind Bogey Contest

    • 10 $100.00 prizes for Saturday

    • 10 $100.00 prizes for Sunday

    • 10 $100.00 prizes for Monday

  • Estimated 30 Bobber Bowl Trout prizes of $100.00 to $300.00 

  • Lake Trout Lotto

  • 50/50

  • Drawing Prizes


2018 Isabella Lake Fishing Derby Update and News        


The 29th Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby is shaping up to be a good time next March 24-26th 2018! Our first Trout that were delivered to the fish pens at Red's Marina in November are growing fast, fed three times a day by an all volunteer crew organized by Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce 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. 


Also as announced earlier, Mr. Ten Grand is back! That is right, the Legend has returned... The Ten Thousand Dollar Trout as top prize for the longest fish caught is once again the biggest cash prize of the derby. Make sure and get yourself one of those 2018 Derby T-Shirts and have it on while you are fishing, that's how you can catch that big one and get the largest prize...and fulfill your destiny! 


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 all of the gracious tournament sponsors this year...the Boat raffle has been upgraded! This is not just a fishing boat, the winner of the boat raffle this year gets a brand new, Crestliner 1450 Discovery valued at over $16,000.00!! This 14 foot long modified Vee hull cruiser will get you to the fish! Complete with a 30 HP motor, bass seats and other upgrades along with console steering and trailer, whomever wins this boat is going to be set up! 


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! 

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6416 Lake Isabella Blvd. Ste. D

PO Box 567

Lake Isabella, CA 93240