WON Big Bear TrouT Fest 2009

Not this weekend–but next weekend–anglers will again converge on Big Bear Lake for a weekend of fishing and fun.

The WON Big Bear Lake October TroutfesT is scheduled for October 4-5, 2009.

According to Western Outdoor News, the TroutfesT is the largest and most successful fishing event held in the valley for the past five years. .

The Big Bear  TroutfesT is a two-day trout fishing derby held on Big Bear Lake which will award prizes based on the five heaviest two-day stringers in

  • Adult male,
  • Adult female,
  • Junior male,
  • and Junior female (16 yrs & younger) divisions.

An overall big fish award will also be given to the largest trout taken during the tournament.

For the past five years, Western Outdoor News and sponsors have stocked the lake with tagged fish that are are also a good catch.

For 2009, the Ford Dealers of Southern California will award a new $30,000 Ford F150 Super Crew 4×2 truck for their tagged fish.

Big Bear Sporting Goods has a tagged fish worth $10,000.

YUM bait will also be on board with a tagged fish worth $30,000.

All  26 of the tagged fish swimming in Big Bear Lake for this tournament totals up to $80,000!

The first 600 anglers who sign up for the TroutfesT will receive sponsor provided goodie bags with a total value around $40 each.

Entry into this event is limited so sign up early!

Adult entry fees are $75 and junior entry fee are $50.

Entrants will be included in the TroutfesT competition, the Blind Bogey contest, Saturday afternoon BBQ, raffle, and of course be eligible for the $8,000 Lowe boat & Mercury motor grand raffle prize courtesy of Miller’s Landing.

The Blind Bogey contest will include all anglers–the final Sunday total weight that comes closest to a pre-selected weight wins!

The Big Bear Lake Municipal water district in conjunction with the California Department of Fish and Game will again be planting nearly $15,000 worth of

Trout in the lake including pen raised fish up to 9 pounds in the days prior to the competition.

As in previous years, the TroutfesT angler check-in will begin Friday afternoon into the evening of October 2nd at the Big Bear Municipal Water District.

Late sign ups, if any are still available, will also be taken on site on Friday evening but will be assessed a $15 late entry fee.

An emergency check-in will be held at the Big Bear Municipal Water District office on Saturday morning from 4-6am. It is strongly recommended that you check-in Friday to avoid the last minute crowd on Saturday morning.

Late entries will not be taken on Saturday morning.

You may also call tournament director Bill Hutcheson with questions or to register with your credit card over the phone.

Additional details on the 2009 WON Big Bear TrouT Fest are available here.

When I last checked there were only 60 spots still available.

Bill Hutcheson
TroutfesT Tournament Director
(949) 366-0030 ext 29

Tom Bette
Troutfest Event Coordinator
(949) 366-0030 ext 35

Boaters, get Big Bear Lake permit info from the main office:

Big Bear Municipal Water District
(909) 866-5796
40524 Lakeview Drive
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315



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