EASTERN SIERRA Rainbow Days is back for trout opener in Bishop

Western Outdoor NewsPublished: Mar 31, 2010


BISHOP—The Eastern Sierra "trout opener", on April 24 this year, has always drawn huge crowds of anglers ready to cast their lures and dunk their baits in lakes and streams that have been closed since fall, and now, one of the main attractions in the Bishop Area is back—the Bishop Rainbow Trout Festival.

Held in Bishop City Park over the opening weekend, the traditional Trout Display and Opening Day Fish Festival is back after a 10-year hiatus, sponsored by the Bishop Chamber of Commerce, the Bishop Lions Club and Western Outdoor News.

The event was started sometime in the early 1920’s and was a traditional and fun way that locals and visitors came together to celebrate the general trout season opener each year. 

On Saturday, April 24th, anglers can register and display fish from 11a.m. until 4p.m. , and prizes will be awarded at 5 p.m..    Everyone who displays fish will have a chance to win. For every fish entered (limit 5), participants will receive one ticket to a huge raffle that will include rod and reel combos, tackle and gear, apparel, gift certificates and much more.

There will also be live music, demonstrations, information booths and kids activities.  There will also be some “just for fun” prizes including farthest travel, biggest, ugliest and most beautiful fish. 

Registration for the trout display and raffle will be just $10 for adults, $5 for youth (15-17 years) and free for kids under age 15. 

For more information, please contact the Bishop Chamber office at (760) 873-8405.

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