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Saturday, Apr 12 2014 06:41 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Cast your line for trout — and maybe a prize, too

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Two silhouetted boats with fishermen get a good start Saturday morning during the 25th Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby at their luck with the tagged money fish.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Many fishermen were lining areas of the Isabella Lake shoreline Saturday at the start of the annual fishing derby with hundreds of tagged money fish ready to be caught.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Andrew Barros, left, watches his uncle John Puente, cast into the lake Saturday during the 25th Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby near trying to catch the big money fish.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Mark Diaz holds a line of catfish at French Gulch Marina where he and his son Bryan Diaz were fishing the past few nights before the annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby began. The derby's prized fish are tagged trout, but they had fun night fishing for these beautiful catfish and were hoping to catch a few tagged trout during the three day derby on Isabella.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby was well underway Saturday with many casting their lines into the lake which is presented every year by the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The shores of Isabella Lake brought out many in their motorhomes, campers, trailers, fifth wheels, etc. to campout to participate in the 25th Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Curt Cannon and his grandson, Colt Cannon, 4, of Bakersfield check out their crawdads they will use for fishing bait Saturday during the Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby where hundreds of money fish were recently planted in the lake.

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

It must be good if it's lasted 25 years. Anglers started casting their lines early Saturday morning during the Isabella Lake Fishing Derby, hoping to reel in some trout and maybe even one of 500 tagged money fish.

Put on by the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce, the event is known for family fun and a great weekend getaway.

The derby continues until 4 p.m. Monday. Find details at isabellafishingderby.org.

Californian photographer Casey Christie shares these images around the lake on Saturday.

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