Monday, April 18, 2011

Lake Isabella Trout Derby 2011

over $250,000 in prizes!
(register now, online registration closes Wed April 13, 2011 at 9:00 pm)

Countdown to the 22nd Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby

It is finally here!
What is being called the world's largest amateur

trout derby, the Isabella Lake Fishing Derby is

now in its 22nd year. Held at one of largest fresh

water lakes in southern California, located less

than three hours north of the Los Angeles area. With

over $250,000 in prizes up for grabs, the 2011

event is looking to be the best yet. A drawing

for a Lowe 170 Stinger Boat will be held on

Monday, April 18, 2011. A limited number of

tickets are available.

              We have been going to this tournament for several years now and it is always a good time.

With my fybromyalgia and arthritis, it takes quite a toll on my body to do this camping experience at Isabella with all of the walking up and down hills and climbing around the rocks, but it seems like every year I still find myself there :) The majority of people fish off of the shore line and we don't take the boat--the wind at Lake Isabella is always lurking and it's just easier to fish from the bank. So this year the wind was no exception. It came up early Sunday and we ended up leaving early as the fishing still hadn't picked up. We saw one kid in our area who caught a $100 fish, and very few people were catching anything. We caught two Saturday evening and I felt like we got skunked until we got home and our next door neighbor told us that he and his group hadn't caught any fish nor did they see any one catching anything. (They always stay on the other side of the lake.) The tournament doesn't end until 6 o'clock this evening,,,,so hopefully today those tagged trout are biting for some lucky angler who is still up there :)

 Chloes' first fishing trip with mom and dad and the rest of the " get-a-long " gang :)
               We usually take Bill and Brownie but this year Nugget was our fishing " mascot"
                                      Dad telling one of his fish stories
                                                         Sweet Sarah Jane
                                                               Kev and Pops

                                                          Fish kissing fool
                                   ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
          ooooh ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥warm sand on my belly ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
                            When in doubt think "TROUT" :)

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