31st Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby

This event has been cancelled.


Individual: $40 Youth (15 & Under): $15


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This Event has been Cancelled

Important Note from Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce

There is no higher priority to the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce than our visitors, patrons, promoters, sponsors and local community residents.

On Thursday, March 12, 2020 Govenor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order directing Californians to follow public health directives which include postponing or canceling large gatherings of more than 250 people of indoor or outdoor events.

After multiple communications with Kern County Public Health officials we have no option at this time but to postpone the 31st Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby for the safety of our anglers, their families and the residents of the Kern River Valley

Under the direction of the State of California, Kern County and partnership with the Unites States Forest Service, we have postponed the April 4-6, 2020 Isabella Lake Fishing Derby to May 9-11, 2020 to do our part to protect the public health and slow the spread of the COVID-19.

Please stay tuned as we progress thru this change and for further updates.

I ask you to direct any and all questions to the email address at  office@kernrivervalley.com, I will answer everything email we recieve.

Sincerely, Fred Clark
President Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce
Chairman Isabella Lake Fishing Derby

April 4 - 6 May 9 - 11, 2020 will be our 31st Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby. We will have over $40,000 in tagged trout in our lake waiting for our anglers along with multiple other ways to win cash and prizes. Blind Boogie Drawings, Bobber Bowl, Longest fish in Men, Women and Youth Divisions, Tracker Marine Classic XL Raffle item, Honda Generator & two $500 cash prize raffle. Along with the kids give away items, rod and reel combos, terminal tackle, Berkeley Powerbait & youth tackle boxes but note once they are gone they are gone.

Prize Opportunities

Tagged Trout

500 tagged trout with dollar amounts ranging from $20 to $5,000.

Only the $5,000 tagged trout doubles to $10,000 * if you purchased the official derby T-Shirt prior to catching the fish.

Longest Trout

  • Men
  • Women
  • Youth (age 15 & under)
  • 1st place for Men and Women Divisions pay $500 but doubles to $1000* with t-shirt
  • 1st place for Youth Division pay $500 but it doubles to $1000* with t-shirt

Derby Games

  • Bobber Bowl Trout Prizes
  • Blind Bogey
  • Lake Trout Lotto
  • 50/50
  • Drawing Prizes

* Must purchase Derby T-shirt

See the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce page for fishing derby news and more info.

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