Derby Information, Registration Link & Lake Directions


Bass Pro
Davey Tree
KFBK Outdoor Show with Bob Simms
Fish Sniffer
Affordable Tackle - Steve Peckham
Doug Philpott
Hook' D
Jacob Young
Jim Franco
Ken Elie
Kenny MacDonald
Kevin Cantrell
Kokanee Mart
Mark Knudsen
North River Boats
Randy Bergquist Tackle
Rich Crispi
Richard Contreras
Robert Riordan
Scott Cambell
Sierra Marina, Inc.
Star Finishes (Robby Mannon)
T.O. Hagen
Will Fish Tackle
J and J Tackle Company

Lake Berryessa Derby Rules

In conjunction with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and in the interest of maintaining a level playing field and avoiding possible conflicts, the following rules shall apply to this event:

1. It is the responsibility of each participant to know all the rules of this event. Failure to comply with any of the rules will result in disqualification.

2. All fish weighed in must be caught the day of the event.

3. All fish weighed in must show signs that they are freshly caught and not held from a previous outing. Warm and faded fish will be withheld at the weigh master’s discretion. Keeping fish on ice is highly recommended.

4. All registered entrants must fish from a watercraft which is not anchored, tethered, or shored. No fishing from the bank is allowed. No jigging is allowed.

5. All California Department of Fish & Wildlife Regulations apply.

6. All California Department of Boating and Waterways Rules & Regulations apply.

7. Any person, capable of handling a fishing rod & reel, accompanying a registered participant in a boat must be registered in the event. No ridealongs allowed.

8. A “team” consists of one or more anglers. All team members must be in the same boat. ONE team per boat. ONE boat per team.

9. A Junior participant is any angler under the age of 16. Any Junior participant may register as a Team member or in the Junior Division but not both.

10. In the event of a tie, the weight of the largest single fish measured will determine the winner. If a tie still occurs, the length of the single largest fish weighed & measured will determine the winner.

11. All measurements are final once the weighmaster accepts measurements. There will be NO re-weighs. All weigh master decisions are final.

12. Pre-fishing is allowed prior to the day of the event, however, no fishing is allowed prior to the event start time on the day of the event.

13. You are not permitted to hold any fish with the intention of releasing it later for a larger fish. As soon as a fish is caught, you must decide to keep or release it.

14. Absolutely NO transferring of fish between boats, teams, or participants.

15. Professional fishing guides are certainly welcome to participate. However, no professionally guided trips are allowed if registered in the event.

16. Any persons conducting themselves in a disorderly manner at any time may be expelled from the event and can be denied re-entry to future events.

17. Daily weigh-in limit: Refer to event information flyer.

18. Weigh-in will start at 1:00pm & end at 2:00pm. No late arrivals accepted. Weigh-In location is at the Day Use Group Area near the launch ramp.

19. The tournament will officially begin at: 6:00am

20. In the interest of Sportsmanship and Fairness to all, and to promote the fun and family atmosphere of this event, the above may be amended on a single case basis at the discretion of the derby moderator.