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Jake’s fishing derby returns Sunday

Al Younger holds up a 26.32-pound Mackinaw that won in 2012. The fish is the current derby record holder.
Courtesy Garry Moore / kiwikamera.com |

With the return of Jake’s Charity Fishing Derby to Lake Tahoe’s North Shore this weekend, it’s clear summer is just around the corner.

The annual derby is set to return Sunday, June 1, with the competition taking place from one hour before sunrise until noon.

Now called the Mike Kise Memorial Charity Fishing Derby, Raffle & Brunch — named in honor of the longtime Jake’s on the Lake manager and derby co-founder — the fundraising event awards anglers who haul in the largest rainbow trout, brown trout and Mackinaw.

The heaviest Mackinaw and brown trout are worth $1,000 apiece, while the largest rainbow pays out $250. Not a single brown trout was caught in last year’s derby, which doubled the typical $500 prize for the winning brown.

In the 2013 derby, Captain Chris Wichman and Frank Robinson reeled in the largest Mackinaw, weighing in at 10.84 pounds, and Travis Jones and Seth Williams caught the largest rainbow, at 5.48 pounds. Al Younger’s 26.32-pound Mackinaw from 2012 stands as the derby record.

The $60 entry fee for the derby includes a T-shirt, raffle and buffet brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the North Tahoe Booster Club nonprofit.

Entrants must pre-register in Tahoe City at Jake’s on the Lake or Pete ‘N Peters by 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31. Those who don’t fish are welcome to attend the brunch buffet for $22 a person, or $12 for children.

The Lake Forest boat launch ramp in Tahoe City (at the Coast Guard Station) will open at 4 a.m. the day of the derby, and boat launch fees will be waived at this ramp for Jake’s Fishing Derby entrants. Limited temporary boat parking during weigh-in and brunch can be found at the Grove Street pier or at the west and southwest outer crib of the Tahoe City Marina.

For boat inspection/decontamination information as well as boat ramp information, visit http://www.tahoeboatinspections.com.  For more information and rules and regulations, visit http://www.jakestahoe.com or call 530-583-0188. Jake’s on the Lake is located at 780 North Lake Blvd. in front of the Tahoe City Marina.

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