Thursday, April 7, 2011

Quarter Million Dollar Derby Days Away,
Excitement is Growing

With the lure of over $250,000 in prizes, the 22nd Annual
Isabella Lake Fishing Derby sponsored by Berkley, is
shaping up to be one of the best ever!

The anticipation has been in high gear for the 2011
Isabella Fishing Derby, to be held on April 16, 17, 18,
2011. With a load of Alpers trout delivered to Isabella
Lake this past week, and another load scheduled to be
delivered days before the start of the derby, the
excitement is growing.

For the 2011 Isabella Lake Fishing Derby there is plenty of
room for campers and anglers looking for overnight
accommodations, according to Forest Service officials.

Tillie Creek, Paradise Cove, Hungry Gulch and Boulder Gulch
campgrounds are on first-come, first-served basis at $20
per night. Camp 9 also has plenty of sites available at $17
per night. In addition, overnight camping is allowed at
Auxiliary Dam, Old Isabella Road and the South Fork
Recreation Area, with a daily fee of $10 or you can
purchase an annual pass for $50. Passes can be purchased at
Golden State Surplus in Lake Isabella, Sierra Gateway
Market and Sporting Goods in South Lake, Riverside One Stop
Shell and Sierra Gateway Market in Kernville. Stine Cove
and Hanning Flat are also available free of charge. As a
reminder, camping is limited to 14 days out of a 30 day

According to Forest officials, visitors can set up their
recreation vehicles in developed campsites prior to the
weekend event. However, visitors must occupy the site and
not just park a vehicle and trailers cannot be unoccupied
for more than 24 hours.

For the fishing derby weekend only, the Forest Service has
agreed to open up additional areas for overnight camping.
These areas include Engineer Point; along the beach area
west of Paradise Cove campground, Kissack Cove; the north
and south shoreline of Boulder Gulch and the shoreline
between French

Gulch Group Area and Boulder Gulch. For these areas,
visitors can begin to set up campsites on Thursday, April
14 at 6:00 a.m. If visitors set up their campsites earlier
they may be cited. The special camping areas will remain
open until Monday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m.

With the new rules concerning fishing liscenses for the
State of California, please check the Department of Fish
and Game website:

On Monday April 18, the final day of the 2011 derby, there
will be a special drawing for a fully outfitted new 17½ ft
Lowes ST170 fishing boat & trailer from Galey's Marine
Supply in Bakersfield, CA. Tickets for the drawing are
selling fast, please contact the Kern River Valley Chamber
of Commerce today at (760) 379-5236 or via email at

To find more details on this event, and announcements of
registration availability, visit the derby the website

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