The Bass Lake Fishing Derby is a long running tradition at the lake, Returns after Covid Hiatus in 2020

Bass Lake Ca, Feb 2+4, 2021 – The 2021 BASS LAKE FISHING DERBY will return and be held MAY 1ST & 2ND 2021. The Bass Lake Fishing Derby is a long running tradition at the lake and in 202 the Covid Pandemic forced its cancelation.

Bass Lake is in Madera County, California. It is located 4.5 miles southeast of Yosemite Forks, at an elevation of 3415 feet. Bass Lake is situated in the Sierra National Forest approximately 14 mi from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park.

For 2021, we have added 8 fish worth $500 each just to sweeten the pot!

If you had signed up for the 2020 Derby, your registration was transferred to 2021.

2021 Bass Lake Fishing Derby

MAY 1 & 2, 2021

3 Grand Prize Fish Worth a total of $25,000!
2- $10,000
1- $5,000
8 – $500 (new this year thanks to local sponsors)
150 – $100
847 – $20

Bass Lake Fishing Derby Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I register for the Derby and how much does it cost to register?
You can register on our website:

2021 Entry fees:
Individual $25.00
Child 16 & under $15.00
Additional Child $10.00
*Children must be immediate family.

Do I have to be signed up by a certain date and does the Derby sell out?
You must be registered by 9:00 am on Saturday, May 1st. Registration closes promptly at 9:00 am.

Do I have to sign up online?
Yes, you must register online for 2021. Please email or call us if you need assistance. We are happy to help.

Will safety measures be in place during the Derby to help prevent the spread of COVID 19?
Yes, we are very excited to be able to host the Derby this year and have implemented safety measures to limit exposure and keep everyone safe. These include:
-Touchless online registration
-Encouraging social distancing on shore as well as in and around indoor spaces
-No in-person check-in or wristbands
-Requiring masks when entering indoor spaces
-Limiting capacity of indoor spaces
-Touch free prize collection upon request

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