Fish Derby, California Fishing Derbies, Contests, Events, Fairs & Festivals


California Fishing Derby events, festivals and fairs offer fishing opportunities for kids and adults. Fishing has become one of the top sports and most popular forms of recreation, especially in California where pier fishing costs only the price of bait, a rod and reel. Below are a list of fishing derby contests, fish contest events and any items of interest we have found. Some of the public fishing programs include events sponsored by the Department of Fish & Game with their fishing in the city, derbies and contests in  which volunteers help teach people how to put bait on a line, how to cast, and when to know if a fish is biting, plus when to begin reeling in. California is usually associated with beaches and swimsuits but fishing derbies and fishing events are more abundant in California than most any other state in the U.S.

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California Fishing Derbies, Contests, Events, Fairs and Festivals

 

Fishing Derbies (phone numbers subject to change):

April - Pine Flat Trout Derby
Contact: Dave Schumacher
559 904-1471


May - Shasta Lake Classic
Trout and Salmon Derby Presented by Kokanee Power.
Contact: Gary Coe
916 985-4943
www.kokaneepowershastalakederby.com


June - New Melones 2 day Derby
Steven Padilla 209 358-9545
Mario Lopez 209 869-6236

August - Stampede Reservoir Derby
Contact: John Minnis
530 587-2950
email: stampedederby@kokaneepower.org

August - Bucks Lake Derby
Contact: Randy Bergquist
916 421-1240
email: buckslakederby@kokaneepower.org

September - Shaver Lake Derby
Contact: Dave Schumacher
559 925-0549
email: shaverlakederby@kokaneepower.org

September - Lake Pardee Derby
Contact: Bryan McGinty
510 299-5010
email: pardeederby@kokaneepower.org
 

September - Troutstock at Mono Lakes

 

Supplied by DFG, subject to change:


Chollas Park Lake San Diego Saturday February

Lacy Park San Marino Saturday February

Fred Hall Show Long Beach Wednesday-Sunday March

Fred Hall Show Del Mar Wednesday-Sunday March

Mile Square Park Lake Fountain Valley Saturday April

Laguna Lake Park Fullerton Saturday April

Legg Lake Spring Trout Derby S. El Monte Saturday April

Cerristos Regional Park Lake Cerritos Saturday June

Huntington Beach Pier Huntington Beach Saturday August

Lincoln Park Lake Los Angeles Saturday September

La Mirada Regional Park lake La Mirada Saturday October

Legg Lake Youth Fishing Derby S. El Monte Saturday October

Wilderness Park Downey Saturday November



 city  event phone / web month
California Boating & Fishing Week rbff.org June
California Free pier fishing Web page All
California Grunion run Web page March
June - August
California Huck Finn Derbies Web page All
Clear Lake Catfish Derby clearlakeoaks.org May
Doheny Doheny Grunion Night dohenystatebeach.org March
Huntington Beach Huck Finn Fishing Derby surfcity-hb.org August
Independence Independence Trout Fishing Derby independence-ca.com June
Isleton Kids' Fishing Derby parks.ca.gov/ isletoncoc.org June
Lakeport Holder Ford Tournament lakeportchamber.com March
Lodi Fishing Derby for Kids at Oak Grove Park co.san-joaquin.ca.us June
Los Angeles Fishing Derby laparks.org May
Mammoth Lakes Troutstock Derby troutstock.com Sep
Manhattan Beach Fishing Derby ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us May
Marina del Rey Anglers Annual Halibut Derby marinadelreyhalibutderby.com April
Redding Return of the Salmon Festival visitredding.org October
Rio Vista Bass Festival bassfestival.com October
Stockton Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament co.san-joaquin.ca.us February
Sacramento Fishing Derby  (for kids) fecrecpark.com March
San Clemente Fishing Derby on the Pier oceanfestival.org July
Santa Cruz
Bayside Marine Salmon Derbies
March - August, monthly

 
831) 475-2173  
Santa Cruz Monterey Bay Marine Big Fish Derby
 
(831) 479-4595    
Santa Cruz Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project Big Fish Derby July mbstp.org  
Southern California
Beaches
Grunion Run - Schedule dfg.ca.gov Mar-Aug
Sierra Madre Huck Finn Fishing Derby & Campout cityofsierramadre.com March
Seal Beach Seal Beach/Los Alamitos Rotary Club Fishing Derby losalrotary.org August
Shasta Lake Trout & Salmon Derby kokaneepowershastalakederby.com May
Upper Lake Blue Lakes Trout Derby lakeportchamber.com, (707) 275-2718 April
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