The 49th Annual Blake Jones Trout Derby is coming quick – next Saturday, March 12th!
For nearly five decades, the Blake Jones Trout Derby has been a favorite event for local and visiting anglers and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever!
Derby headquarters will be at Pleasant Valley Reservoir, 8 miles north of Bishop. The contest is a “blind bogey” competition, so everyone has equal chance to win.
Each registered participant may enter up to five fish and if any fish matches the blind bogey weight, they’ll be entered into a
raffle to win great prizes.
There are categories for adults and kids; additional prizes are awarded just for participating. Prize packages include rod & reel combos, float tubes, tackle, gift certificates for local restaurants & retailers, and much, much more.
Typically, more than $10,000 worth of prizes is given away!
The Chamber encourages people to register now and pre-order commemorative t-shirts to make derby day check-in quick and easy. Registration forms are available at www.bishopvisitor.com
or at the Bishop Chamber Office, 690 N. Main Street.
To add to the excitement, there will be a separate raffle for a brand new Dave Scadden Float Tube Package worth over $2,000! Raffle tickets are just $5 each or 5 for $20. Erick Schat’s Bakkery is the co-sponsor of this special raffle and proceeds will be used for continued fish planting. The winning raffle ticket will be chosen at the Blake Jones Derby, but winner need not be present.
The annual Blake Jones Trout Derby is organized by the Bishop Chamber with support of the City of Bishop, County of Inyo, dozens of generous prize sponsors and dedicated volunteers.
For more information, stop by the Bishop Chamber or call (760)873-8405.