Opening Day Trout Derby on Lake Wilderness
April 24 – May 2, 2021
What’s the Fishing Derby all about?
King 5 News shares the story!
Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, there will be NO Camping In The Park, the Kids Fish Pen or the Fishermens Breakfast this year. We look forward to a more normal 2022 event!!
But the GOOD news is we still have ways that folks can participate in the spirit of the Derby!
The Derby will run between 7am April 24th** through 5pm on Sunday, May 2nd. If you catch a fish on Lake Wilderness, take it to the Hooked on Fishing Banners located at the Boat Launch or at the Beach House and take your picture holding your fish. Submit that photo to the 2021 Hooked on Fishing – Lake Wilderness Fishing Derby Facebook Page. We will randomly select 10 photos at the end of the Derby. Those selected will receive a fishing or camping related prize.
**Washington State Fishing Season opens April 24th on Lake Wilderness. Anyone 15 or older is required to have a fishing license.
Additional Opportunities for Anglers:
“Hope” XOXO (sponsored by Tina McDonough – Re/Max Select Real Estate) will be released into Lake Wilderness prior to opening season. If caught between 7am April 24th and 5pm Sunday, May 2nd and verified by the Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce, the angler will receive a cash prize of $200. Please email email@example.com with a photo of the fish’s tag to verify and receive award. No purchase of Tagged Fish ticket necessary this year.
Stop down to Lake Wilderness Park between 7am April 24 and 5pm on Sunday, May 2nd and stand in front of the “Hooked on Fishing” banner located at the Boat Launch or at the Beach House. Take a picture of you giving us your best “fish face”. Post the picture to the 2021 “Hooked on Fishing” Lake Wilderness Fishing Derby Facebook page. We will randomly select 10 fish face photos to receive a fishing/camping related prize.
We look forward to 2022 when we can bring back Camping In The Park, the Kids Fish Pen and the Fishermens Breakfast!
Thanks to our 2021 Fishing Derby Sponsors
Visit these local businesses and community partners. Click logo to visit their website.
About The Chamber
The Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce provides community leadership, advocates for business, advances economic vitality that enhances the general welfare of the area, and promotes our communities as great places to live, work, and play.
23745 225th Way SE, Suite 205
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Phone: (425) 432-0222
Hours: M-F 8am – 5pm