Isabella Lake Fishing Derby is Set to Offer Record Prizes of Over $250,000 for the 2012 Derby!
The total prize money up for grabs has been set for the 23rd Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby presented by the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce. The number of “major” sponsors this year has been set at ten, with each to sponsor a $10,000 tagged trout.
These major sponsors are:
Automobile Club of Southern California
Isabella Supermarket and Mt. Mesa Market
California Land Management
Sierra Gateway Markets
French Gulch & North Fork Marinas
Renewable Resources Group
Central Valley Sportsmen & RV Show
In addition, the Kern River Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a trout worth $20,000!
Adding even more to the excitement, if the $20,000 Chamber of Commerce fish is caught while the lucky angler is wearing an “official” Isabella Lake Fishing Derby “Limited Edition” T-shirt or Hoodie, the prize will be doubled to $40,000!!
The Longest Trout Contest is back again this year, winning entrants will receive $1,000 for the longest trout caught, $500 for the second longest, $250 for the third longest and $200 for the fourth longest trout caught during the three day event. The trout does not have to be tagged, however the winner must be a registered entrant in the event.
For the second year there is also a chance to win a fantastic fishing boat. This year’s boat is a Lowe Fishing Machine 175 with a Mercury 90hp motor, additional upgrades include a trolling motor and a heavy duty deluxe trailer. This entire package is worth close to $30,000. The boat is currently on display at Galey’s Marine Supply in Bakersfield, CA and will be on display at Derby Headquarters during the Derby event and ticket prices are $20 for one and $100 for six.
Applications for the Derby are now available at the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce office, several local merchants in the Kern River Valley, as well as in Bakersfield. Visit the the derby website at www.isabellafishingderby.com to enter the event and get additional information. Enter early and become eligible for the $500 early bird prize, sponsored by the Cedar City Utah Chamber of Commerce. To qualify for the early entry drawing, they must receive your entry to the Derby before 6:00 pm on March 1, 2012.
The 2012 Derby will be held on March 31, April 1, 2, 2012, which is perfectly scheduled for the weekend before Easter. Don’t miss this fun, and exciting weekend geared for the entire family! Mark your calendars now, plan to be part of the excitement.
The Isabella Lake Fishing Derby operates under a special use permit with the Sequoia National Forest and operates on a nondiscriminatory basis. To file a complaint alleging discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington DC 20250-9410, or call toll free, 866-632-9992.