Big Bear Lake TroutfesT
October 3rd – 4th, 2020
Sign up online here!
YES…. Back to October we go! There will be tens of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes at stake, trophies and prizes for adult big fish winners (men and women’s division), kids ( both boys and girls ), and the Big Bear community will as always roll out the red carpet for all the WON anglers!
We have held the entry fee to $75 for adults and $50 for the Big 5 Kids Division (14 and under), and the first 600 entries will receive a goodie bag with a selection of items from event sponsors. Sign up online here.
Here is just some of what you get when you sign up for the WON Big Bear TroutfesT:
1) Each person that signs up for the 2020 Big Bear TroutfesT will have their angler number added to the raffle bin for a chance to win the grand raffle prize boat and motor package. On Sunday, October 4th at the end of the awards program, one lucky angler will win that prize. In addition to the grand raffle prize, there are tons of other raffle prize awards dished out.
2) Trophies and merchandise will be awarded to the top five winners in each of the following categories: Adult Male, Adult Female, Junior Male (under 16) and Junior Female (under 16). This event is perfect for the entire family, and we have prizes and levels so that anyone can win!
3) A Blind Bogey Contest in which participants can win cash. 10 random weights will be chosen for each days combined weight. If your daily weighs is closest to, but not over the pre-determined Blind Bogey weight, you win your share of the money pooled for that day. All anglers that have signed up will be eligible for the cash that will be awarded as part of the Blind Bogey Contest.
4) Of course, the fishing should be great at Big Bear Lake, and as always, WON stocks $15,000 worth of trout in the lake prior to the event, with the help and cooperation of the Big Bear Municipal Water District based on 1,000 entries.
This year, as in the past, this event will be limited to only 1,000 entries and it does fill up fast, so don’t delay on getting in on this one. For more information on the 16th annual Western Outdoor News Big Bear Lake TroutfesT, call (949) 366-0248.
Friday, October 2nd — Anglers check in at the Big Bear Visitors Center, 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315; Tel: (800) 4 BIG BEAR from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Anglers will receive their wristband with angler number, goodie bag, copy of rules and itinerary, and most importantly, have their angler number placed into a raffle bin, which makes them eligible to win prizes, including the Grande Raffle. Late sign-ups, will also be taken at this time with a $15 late fee assessed.
Saturday, October 3rd — Late angler check-in at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce, 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315; TEL: 1 (800) 4 BIG BEAR from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. It is strongly recommended, however, that you use the Friday evening check-in as how quickly we can get you in and out on Saturday morning will depend on how many people show up at the late check-in.
Fishing will begin on Saturday morning, Oct. 3rd, at 7:00 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. The official tournament scales, located at the Big Bear Marina parking lot, (500 Paine Ct., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315; TEL: 1-909-866-3218 (www.bigbearmarina.com) will be open from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Anglers not in line by 4 p.m. will not have their fish weighed and their catch will not count towards that day’s competition. Once you weigh fish, you are done for the day and cannot weigh additional fish. Each angler may weigh up to the legal limit of 5 fish per day.
Sunday, October 4th — Fishing will begin on Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. Scales will be open at the Big Bear Marina parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anglers not in line by 2 p.m. will not have their fish weighed and their catch will not count towards that day’s competition. Once you weigh fish, you are done for the day and cannot weigh additional fish. Each angler may weigh only 5 fish per day. The BBQ will start around 1 pm until 3 pm.
The raffle prize drawing and awards ceremonies will commence around 3:30 p.m. in the Big Bear Marina parking lot.
We will be awarding first through fifth-place trophies and prizes for the top Adult Male, top Adult Female, top Big 5 Kids Division Male (14 and under years of age), top Big 5 Kids Division (14 and under years of age) and overall big fish. Thousands of dollars in raffle prizes will be raffled off to those in attendance. You must be present to win. The Blind Bogey cash prizes will also be awarded on Sunday. The awards ceremony will end with the grand prize raffle of the $13,000 Klamath boat and 20 hp Suzuki motor package with EZ Loader trailer. Awards should be over no later than 5:30 p.m. to allow everyone the chance to get down the hill before dark.
Since there is no seating in the Big Bear Marina parking lot, it is strongly recommended that you bring folding lawn/beach chairs.
Additionally, due to the crowd size, no dogs will be allowed on Big Bear Marina property during the TroutfesT award ceremonies.
For rules, other information, as well as to sign-up online, visit this link.