“Keeping a tight line” in beautiful

Big Bear Lake, CA


Dear Friends,


We have had thirty-two wonderful years bringing the May Trout Classic to you.  It is with great regret that we must inform you that there will not be a 2015 May Trout Classic.


Many factors enter into this decision.  The biggest one is that we find ourselves in litigation over an incident that occurred in the 2013 May Trout Classic.  Our current insurance company has still not made a decision as to whether or not they will defend us.  They have allowed many deadlines to pass to respond to the court, and we have had to retain our own attorney at the expense of the Trout Classic.  This may eventually deplete our startup funds irreparably.


Our second hurdle is trying to obtain new insurance for the event in a timely manner, and at a cost that is affordable.  We are in limbo at this time, with obtaining the quotation which must be in place before we can proceed.


As you know, we are a 501c3 corporation, and our budget is based only on the entry fees for that year.  These monies are used for insurance, printing, office supplies, purchasing lunker fish, prizes, tournament hats, weigh station tent, trophies and rent for the awards ceremony held at the Convention Center. The entire tournament is managed by volunteers.


The mission of the May Trout Classic has been to maintain Big Bear Lake as a premier trout fishery by planting trophy sized fish each year.  Thanks to your generosity and help from our sponsors this mission has been accomplished! We are making every effort to resume this event for 2016.


It has been a privilege and a joy to get to know you and your families, and a heart warming experience to see all of the smiles on the children’s faces and so many families fishing together. Thank you for these memories.


Please keep coming to our beautiful valley to fish, or boat, or other sports, depending on the time of year.  This is not a goodbye, but just so long for a while.


Keep a tight line,


The Hall Family

Jason Hall, Director - 909-585-7352

jacque@maytroutclassic.com – 909-585-4007





P.O. Box 6404

Big Bear Lake, CA 92315


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