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Catch the right fish, win a cool $20,000

Don Quilici

If you travel north from Carson City for about 50 miles on U.S. 395, you will reach the intersection of U.S. 395 and Calif. S.R. 70 at Hallelujah Junction. Take S.R. 70 west for 25 miles toward Portola. Then, four miles this side of Portola, there will be a rest area on your left side and a cemetery on your right side. Just past the cemetery is Grizzly Road. Turn right onto Grizzly Road, travel about a half dozen miles and you will arrive at Lake Davis (AKA Davis Lake).

The reason for all this travel information is a special fishing derby at Davis Lake on Saturday, June 7.

Sponsored by: The Rotary Club of Portola.

Registration Fee: $20 a person.

Time: 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Scoring: A combination of the length and the weight of your trout will determine its score.

Prizes: First Place: $1,000, Second: $800, Third: $600, Fourth: $400, Fifth: $200, Sixth: $100, plus raffle prizes galore!

Plus: The City of Portola has also sponsored one $20,000 trout and ten $1,000 tagged trout.

In addition: DFG will have 1,000 $10 tagged trout.

Rules: The Derby coincides with Free Fishing Day in California (No fishing license is needed).

All fish must be measured at Honker Cove on the east side of the lake by no later than 5 p.m.

Prizes awarded at 5:30 p.m.

No working guides will be allowed to participate in any way.

Registration Locations: Dollard’s Sierra Market, Gold Rush Sporting Goods in Portola or at the Grizzly Country Store on the south end of Davis Lake by 6 p.m. on Friday (June 6), or after 5 a.m. on Saturday (June 7) at the dam.

For information: Call Sarah Bensinger at the Grizzly Country Store at (530) 832-0270, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.