39th Annual Catfish Derby


Friday - Sunday, May 19 - 21, 2023


12:00 pm


Northshore Fire Protection District Station 75
12655 State Hwy 20, Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423

The Biggest Catfish Tournament West of the Mississippi

Held annually for over thirty years, the Clearlake Oaks – Glenhaven Catfish Derby is the largest catfish tournament west of the Mississippi. Each May hundreds of of eager fishermen and women visit Clear Lake for a chance to land the BIG ONE and win one of many prizes. 

The tournament features: separate divisions for adults and kids; food and entertainment; a $5,000 prize cash for the largest fish caught in the adult division; $100 for the largest fish caught in each of two kids divisions; over $10,000 total in cash and merchandise prizes.

Registration and checkin begins on Thursday of Derby week at 12:00 noon at  Derby Headquarters at the Clearlake Oaks fire station, 12655 E. Highway 20.  Fishing starts at noon on Friday and ends at noon on Sunday. 

Entry Fee:

$50 per ADULT if received before 11PM Thursday of Derby week.

$60 per ADULT if received after that.

$10 per KID 15 years and younger.

Entry forms will be accepted online, by mail or in person at the following locations:

Limit Out Bait & Tackle

12607 E Hwy 20, Clearlake Oaks

Derby Headquarters

12655 E. Highway 20
(Thursday and Friday of Derby week)

All entrants must pick up their contestant package and wristband in person at Derby headquarters before starting to fish.

Directed by the Clearlake Oaks – Glenhaven Business Association

All profits are donated back to the community

For more information call (707) 596-0248 or visit Clearlakeoaks.Org/derby

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