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Chamber stocks 15,000 pounds of trout for Fishing Derby

Photo by Grace Harrison / Kern Valley Sun
Derby Committee Chair Fred Clark, right, loads trout for planting with the help of Derby Committee volunteers on Monday, April 8.

Photos by Grace Harrison / Kern Valley Sun
Volunteers with the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Fishing Derby Committee flooded the waters of Isabella Lake on Monday, April 8, to stock the lake with 10,000 pounds of Rainbow trout raised at Red’s Marina since November. Committee members will be out later in the week to add 5,000 pounds of Tailwalker trout from Nebraska to the mix. Registration will take place Friday, April 12, and the derby will start on Saturday, April 13. This year’s derby will feature categories for men, women and children, with all prizes totaling over $26,000.