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Trout Derby, Shasta Lake, California Trout Derby Rules, Shasta Lake, California

23nd Annual
October 14-15, 2023



    Team Definition: A team consists of one or more anglers. All team members must be in the same boat. ONE team per boat.
  1. It is the responsibility of each participant to know all the rules pertaining to this tournament.
  2. Each participant is responsible for obtaining a current California fishing license.
  3. All entrants must use a watercraft. NO BANK FISHING.
  4. All fish are to be taken by artificial lure only.
  5. Any person accompanying a paying participant must be entered in the derby.
  6. Bag limit 4 Trout per day (only one Brown Trout weighed in per day)
  7. Weigh in Saturday (October 14) 4-5pm and Sunday (October 15) 2-3pm. All participants must be in line by 5:00pm Saturday and by 3pm Sunday. No one will be allowed to weigh in after the designated time. Please do not be late.
  8. The tiebreaker shall be the largest fish weighed in on Sunday.
  9. All measurements are final. There will be NO re-weighs.
  10. The tournament will officially begin for fishing at 7:00 am.
  11. Awards presentation will follow weigh-in on Sunday, October 15, 2023.
  12. Any people conducting themselves in a disorderly or intoxicated manner will be expelled from the tournament, and denied re-entry to future tournaments.
  13. All watercraft must comply with Coast Guard standards of equipment and safety.
  14. Failure to comply with any of the above said rules will result in entrant's disqualification.
  15. Tournament official's decisions are final.
  16. This tournament will not be cancelled or rescheduled due to weather conditions. NO REFUNDS will be allowed.
  17. The derby will be limited to the first 250 entrants.
  18. Available lodging in Lakehead area.


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