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Jake’s Lake Tahoe fishing derby turns 20

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The only fishing tournament on Lake Tahoe is back for its 20th installment as the annual Jake’s Charity Fishing Derby drops line Sunday.

The competition gets started an hour before sunrise and runs until noon with prize money awarded to the day’s top anglers. To the fisherman who reels in the largest mackinaw goes $1,000, the largest German brown trout draws $500 and the biggest rainbow trout is worth $250.

To enter the derby it costs $50 and that includes T-shirt, raffle and buffet lunch.



Contestants must pre-register in Tahoe City at Jake’s On The Lake or Pete ‘N Peters Tavern by 5 p.m. Saturday.

Since 1994 this event has raised well over $50,000 for scholarships and children’s programs. Last year a new derby record was set by Al Younger, with the largest mackinaw trout weighing in at 26.32 lbs. This broke the previous record in that category set in 2003 by team Mussman/Grimes/Frautshi with a 21-pound mackinaw.




Not everyone fishes for the German brown trout, and if only one person enters a fish in that category, they would be the winner of $500. In 2012, Younger actually won in two categories with the largest mackinaw and the largest brown.

This is a fun event for all ages; anyone can enter; kids love to watch the weigh-ins on the lawn before noon; the brunch buffet is very affordable ($22); and its all for good causes. This year the proceeds will benefit Mike Kise Medical Relief and the Tahoe Safe Alliance.

For more information, rules and regulations, call 530-583-0188 or visit http://www.jakestahoe.com.

Jake’s On The Lake is located at 780 North Lake Blvd., Boatworks Mall, in front of the Tahoe City Marina.


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