JIM HALL MEMORIAL
MAY TROUT CLASSIC
“Keeping a tight line” in beautiful
Big Bear Lake, CA
The 2013 Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic
was held on May 18 and 19, 2013
The 2013 May Trout Classic was one of the closest contests in recent memory. The top nine places were only separated by a mere 6 ounces. First place with a 5.60 pound rainbow trout went to William Wise of San Diego and paid out $2500. First place in the Pee Wee's went to Dustin Hendrickson, age 10, of Big Bear with a 4.17 pound rainbow trout. First place in the Jr. Division went to Cody Hemsley , age 14, of Fontana with a 2.15 pound rainbow trout.
To help maintain Big Bear Lake as a premium trout fishery by planting trophy sized fish each year prior to the May Trout Classic. The May Trout Classic will remain a family oriented event with two divisions for the kids between the ages of five (5) and fifteen (15). The kids of participants vie for 1st through 3rd places and have a chance at winning rods and reels and trophies. Last year we were able to give a fishing pole to every child under eleven thanks to our generous sponsors and your entry monies. You make it all happen!
How It Works
We take the entry money and use approximately thirty percent towards buying trophy sized fish to plant in the lake. We use about twenty-five percent for the cash prizes (these are loose figures based on the number of entrants). The rest goes to prizes for all our hard working participants and minimal costs (like insurance, the awards building…) The entire tournament is run by volunteers. Without these volunteers and the many wonderful participants, there would be no May Trout Classic.
P.O. Box 6404
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315