Trout tournament comes to Bridgeport area

Fish foundation event raises money for stocking local fisheries.

EASTERN SIERRAS — The Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation, or BFEF, hosts its annual Trout Tournament during the first weekend of summer.

BFEF’s Trout Tournament will specifically be held June 23 at Bridgeport Reservoir, Lower and Upper Twin Lakes, Robinson Creek and Virginia Lakes.

The entry fee is $60 for Ladies’ or Men’s open division and $30 for the Juniors’ division.

Those participating in the tournament are permitted to hire guides, though the guides must pay the entry fee and are not allowed to fish. Competition will be separated into three divisions for biggest fish and overall stringer weight: Mens, Ladies and Juniors (15 and younger). Anglers must be present at the awards ceremony to win.

Culling (catching, keeping and later releasing of a trout for a bigger catch) is not permitted.

The tournament begins at 6:30 a.m.; weigh-ins must be done by 2 p.m.

An awards dinner will be held at Memorial Hall – or the park behind the venue – beginning at 5 p.m.; dinner, which is included in the entry fee, is served at 6 p.m.

Call Ken at 714-227-0765 for more information, or email him at More information is also available at

Photo: Bridgeport Reservoir

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