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Event Report: WON Big Bear Lake Troutfest

This year’s TroutfesT goodie bags loaded with loot!

Western Outdoor NewsPublished: Sep 07, 2011

The first 600 anglers who sign up for the Oct. 1 and 2 TroutfesT will be receiving goodie bags filled with product from the numerous sponsors who help make the TroutfesT possible. As of today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, we’ve almost hit 600, so be sure to get your entry in a.s.a.p. and get your free TroutfesT swag bag.

troutfest crowd

At check in on Friday evening, Sept. 30, those first 600 entries will get bags filled with offerings from Panther Martin, Rooster Tail, Owner hooks, Thomas Buoyant, and YUM Troutkrilla. Everyone also gets a free TroutfesT hat. Each goodie bag is valued around $40 and this list will continue to grow as more sponsors join in on the TroutfesT.


Also, look for discount coupons for subscriptions to Western Outdoor News to be made available to participants. 


These goodie bags are limited to the first 600 sign-ups, and we’re almost at that mark, so don’t delay in getting your entry in as soon as possible.


Additionally at this year’s 2011 Western Outdoor News Big Bear Lake TroutfesT, Oct. 1 and 2, the Ford Dealers of Southern California are sponsoring the TroutfesT tagged fish program with a 2011 Ford F-150 Super Crew XLT 4X2 valued at $30,000. 


one very lucky angler 

ONE VERY LUCKY ANGLER could drive home from this year’s TroutfesT in this brand-new, 2011 Ford F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x2 valued at $30,000. It could be you…


Along with the above tagged fish valued at $30,000, there will be hundreds of additional tagged trout worth $25,000.


The tagged fish worth the Ford truck will pay out only if caught during official contest hours on Saturday, Oct. 1st. If you are fortunate enough to catch a tagged trout, it is strongly recommended that you wrap it in a wet cloth and place it in a cooler. Do not play with the dorsal fin-mounted tag as it must be attached to the fish or the catch will be disqualified.


All the tagged fish will have a sealed envelope with a randomly-selected prize. If a tagged fish is caught, the corresponding envelope will be opened on stage during the Sunday awards to reveal the prize. Major prize winners may be subject to a polygraph exam to verify the validity of the catch.


Thanks in part to the efforts of the Ford Dealers of Southern California, and YUM Bait Company these fish will be randomly and equi-distantly distributed throughout the waters of Big Bear Lake prior to the tournament.


Each contestant will receive official tagged fish rules in their check-in packet, which can be obtained during the Friday check-in Sept. 30th at the Big Bear Municipal Water District.


For more information or register to the 7th annual Western Outdoor News Big Bear Lake TroutfesT, call Ashley Hartman at (949) 366-0030, ext. 38 or click below to register on-line:

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