The 28th annual Lake Isabella Fishing Derby held this past weekend drew more than 1,825 anglers competing for the longest trout prizes, all paid out in cash. The top five longest trout were all caught by anglers 17 years old or younger, topping the largely adult entrant pool.
The longest trout was a 30.375-inch trout landed by Andrew Miranda, seven, from Bakersfield. Eva Brennan, 12, of Bodfish came in second with a 27.25-inch rainbow, while third went to Seth Hagewood, seven, of Ridgecrest. Jalen Palacios, 17, of Covina, was fourth with a 25.125-inch trout, and the fifth place spot was won by Braeden Ege, seven, or Weldon.
The prize amounts were $2,000, $1,500, $1,000 and $250, respectively.
Photo: Lake Isabella Fishing Derby Facebook page