Breaking News
Home » Bass Lake » Fish Out $55,000 At Bass Lake Fishing Derby

Fish Out $55,000 At Bass Lake Fishing Derby

BASS LAKE – Snag a fish during the 35th Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby for a chance to win a portion of the $55,000 prize money swimming through the clear mountain waters on May 2 and 3.

Sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce, this fun and competitive fishing event kicks off the summer season at the popular Bass Lake, located just 20 minutes south of Yosemite National Park, and just over an hour north of Fresno.

Located in the beautiful Sierra National Forest, the scenery and plentiful activities make this a year-round popular retreat and the perfect location for a Fishing Derby event.

Grab your fishing poles and your friends and family, and head to Bass Lake for a day of fishing. One-thousand tagged rainbow trout will be released into the lake prior to the tournament, each worth varying amounts:

Bass Lake Fishing Derby2 grand prize fish worth $10,000!!!
1 fish worth $5,000
150 fish worth $100
847 fish worth $20

“All in all, entrants have a good chance of walking away with a nice payday,” said Michelle Miller with the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce and Miller’s Landing Resort.

“This is a really fun event that is a great way to start the busy season here at Bass Lake. The Fishing Derby brings in a lot of families. What better way to bring the family together than fishing at Bass Lake?”

Registration costs $25 per individual or $60 for a family consisting of spouses and up to three children under the age of 16. To learn more or to register, visit or call 559-642-3676.

Don’t forget your fishing license. All participants must have in their possession a valid California Fishing License, and must be registered by 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 2.

Fishing can be done from the shoreline or by boat. If you don’t have a boat and would like one, no problem, there are several boat rental locations around the lake.

When you’re done with your fishing excursion, there is plenty more to do. Bass Lake boasts an array of dining and shopping options just moments from shore, as well as a wide range of lodging, from camping up to full service resorts and luxurious vacation rentals.

For more information on Bass Lake, visit

Leave a Reply

Sierra News Online

Sierra News Online